After months and months of draft renderings from the team behind the planned expansion of I-5 between Washington and Oregon that focused on the highway, on Thursday the public finally got a look at what a potential bike and pedestrian path being planned as a part of the project could look like. At a meeting … Read more
As the clock ticks down toward the self-imposed deadline for the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program to select a “locally preferred alternative”, a number of elected officials are concerned they aren’t being given access to the information they’ll need to sign off on a project design. As soon as next month, the project team will be … Read more
‘Climate framework’ language for Interstate Bridge Replacement project is too weak, regional officials say
Will the Columbia River Crossing project’s multibillion dollar successor fully integrate climate change into its design and construction? Or will climate change merely be a box that is checked on the way to a wider I-5 that encourages more driving and more emissions? That question took center stage at the July meeting of the Interstate … Read more
Multnomah County alone has created more new professional and technical service jobs in the last three years than the Columbia River Crossing was projected to create throughout the region by 2030.
With pro-CRC lobbyists hastily re-gathering votes for an Oregon-funded version of the project, it looks like the bike amenities are being scaled back.