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What is it?
The Oregon Legislature unanimously passed HB 4054 during the 2018 session, allowing the City of Portland and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to provide consistent practices to remove personal property and trash associated with homeless camps located along ODOT highways and on ODOT-owned rights-of-way. The IGA allows the City to implement its current set of best practices for cleanups along ODOT highways in addition to City-owned properties and rights-of-way.
- Phase of transition- The City will not be managing cleanup activities upon all ODOT rights-of-way at once. This will be a six-month phase-in process beginning the first day the IGA will be in effect. Please see the map on the following page for more information.
- During the 6-month transition- Starting January 2019, ODOT crews will follow the City’s Homelessness/Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program (HUCIRP) best practices and – use the City’s Impact Reduction Services through Clean Start. City will prioritize cleanup activities on all ODOT rights-of-way within the City limits using the City’s risk assessment analysis on all ODOT properties within City Limits. The City will train ODOT crews on its processes so that everyone is operating under the same guidelines.
- Posting Timeframe- The IGA will bring forward a new posting timeframe. ODOT’s previous posting timeframe was 10-19 days and 24 hours in areas posted “No Trespassing.” The City’s previous posting timeframe was 24 hours to 7 days, but the new posting timeframe will be 48 hours to 10 days and will apply to all Portland and ODOT rights-of-way within City limits.
Map with Phases
The following map indicates the phased approach that the City will use to manage the cleanup along ODOT highways.
- Phase 1 starting January 2019: The initial phase includes the I-405 corridor, I-205 corridor (including the I-205 multi-use path), SE 82nd Ave, HWY 26 (going west) and a section of I-5 from the HWY -26 interchange (Ross Island Bridge) and NE Failing Ped Footbridge.
- Phase 2 starting April 2019: The second phase includes I-84 and HWY 30 bypass as well as HWY 99-E (SE McLoughlin).
- Phase 3 starting July 2019: The final phase includes the remaining portions of I-5 (NE and SW PDX).