The Oregon Department of Transportation has announced the extension of Highway 30, which will be extended for another four years to connect downtown Portland to Interstate 5.
The new extension, which is the longest in the state, will also serve the region’s largest city, Portland.
The new extension will extend from Interstate 5 through the downtown core and then connect to Interstate 3.
The extension is slated to be completed by 2028.
The state has committed $9.8 billion for highway projects over the next five years, and this new extension is part of the overall $24.9 billion highway spending.
The state has already spent more than $100 billion on projects for highway construction and expansions since the end of the Great Recession.