ODOT seeks general contractor for $715M Interstate 5 project
Oregon – The state’s Department of Transportation (ODOT) is seeking a construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) for the estimated $715 million Portland-area Interstate 5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project.
Rendering of Interstate 5 Rose Quarter improvements
The project will add auxiliary lanes and shoulders to reduce congestion and improve safety on I-5, the main north-south freeway on the West Coast. It also redesigns the multimodal local street network by building new highway covers and full shoulders.
Improvements include the addition of ramp-to-ramp lanes, or auxiliary lanes, in each direction that will allow drivers to enter the highway without having to merge onto I-5 between interstates 84 and 405.
Where the three interstates converge is the biggest traffic bottleneck in Oregon with crash rates that exceed the statewide average.
The project’s transportation improvements will allow the city to implement the development goals for the north-northeast area and realize the city’s Central City 2035 Plan.
The CM/GC contract will initially include pre-construction phase services only, with provisions for adding construction phase services later. A mandatory pre-proposal videoconference is scheduled for April 28. Application deadline is 10 a.m. PT May 19.