ODOT acknowledges the impact and harm caused to the historic Albina community by the initial construction of I-5. We are committed to supporting a safer and more equitable project for Albina. The project will enhance and improve travel, community spaces and community connections while supporting opportunities for economic development, including future land redevelopment opportunities. The project's values are:
- Restorative Justice for the Albina Community to accelerate social, racial and economic equity, sustaining positive tangible change specifically for Portland's Black community.
- Community Input & Transparent Decision-Making to have community-informed and involved decision-making through a community-connected, transparent and inclusionary process.
- Mobility Focus to increase connectivity for the traveling public and local community.
- Climate Action & Improved Public Health to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet local, regional and statewide climate action goals.