In November 2022, the Oregon Department of Transportation opened their public comment on the Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the proposed $1.4 billion Rose Quarter Freeway Expansion. The agency gave the public a 45 day period to respond to the thousand-page document, and the comment period overlapped with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years. No More Freeways worked with numerous community partners who submitted comment before the January 4th deadline, and also solicited hundreds of comments from everyday Oregonians who demanded the agency conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement that studies alternatives to expansion. Listed below is a set of letters from prominent community organizations.
Nearly seven hundred community members also wrote testimony to ODOT during the public comment period. Samples are included below:
Comments from the 2019 Public Comment for the original Environmental Assessment are available here.