At left, a historic photo from 1962 shows a swath of Portland centered at Broadway and Weidler that is cleared for construction of the I-5 freeway. At right, outdoor plazas as caps over I-5 at the Rose Quarter are envisioned as part of a new plan to increase the lanes of travel on the freeway. The proposal drew wide opposition for not addressing the economic development needs of the historic African American community which was first displaced by the freeway nearly 50 years ago
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ODOT takes another look at Rose Quarter project
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