First look at a possible I-5 bridge bike and pedestrian path

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

Elected leaders clamor for more details on Columbia River Crossing 2.0

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