For anyone who has experienced the joys (!) of crossing the I5 Interstate bridge between Portland and Vancouver, this news is for you. You may already be aware of the fact that there an improvement project underway to address the congestion, less-than-user friendliness, and and overall irritation of a bridge not equipped to handle its current, and future load. The Columbia River Crossing Project is currently looking at the following elements for planning:
*Options to address the Interstate Bridge bottleneck
*Options to provide a high capacity public transit system between Portland and Vancouver
*Options to improve highway safety and efficiency
*Project alternatives and potential effects to the community and natural resources.
Be sure and check out their site for alot of detail and history of the project.
The Project, in conjunction with Trimet, is holding a couple of upcoming openhouses, in Portland and Vancouver.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Former Hayden Island Yacht Club
12050 N Jantzen Drive
Saturday, October 20, 2007, 2 p.m.
4200 NW Daniels Street