Oregon DOT seeks public comments on Portland’s Rose Quarter, freeway tolls

The state transportation agency this week begins collecting public comments for two major freeway projects — one that could expand a Portland freeway in the name of reducing congestion, and one that could impose tolls on cars to do the same thing.

On Tuesday, the Oregon Department of Transportation began taking comments for a proposed expansion of Interstate 5 through Portland’s Rose Quarter after it released a new environmental assessment for the project this week.