• I-5 Bridge study delayed–again–public records may show why

    I-5 Bridge study delayed–again–public records may show why

    The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program (IBRP) was expected to release its long awaited Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) this spring. But the document’s release has been delayed for the fourth time. Construction of the new bridge cannot begin until the Impact Statement’s release followed by a 60-day public feedback period. The draft impact statement…

  • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visits I-5 Bridge

    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visits I-5 Bridge

    U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, the agency’s top official, visited Vancouver on Tuesday, Feb. 13 as a guest of the Interstate Bridge Replacement program (IBR). He toured the bridge and its mechanical room to highlight the need for their replacement. Dignitaries on the tour included Oregon Governor Tina Kotek and Washington Governor Jay Inslee along with a group of partners representing both sides of the Columbia River. The…