• $600 million grant awarded I-5 Bridge rebuild (Jan. 2024)

    $600 million grant awarded I-5 Bridge rebuild (Jan. 2024)

    A federal Mega Grant of $600 million was announced for the Interstate Bridge Replacement program (IBR) on December 15. The Oregon and Washington Depts. of Transportation are leading the replacement effort, which will see: Project officials said they could receive as much as $2.5 billion of total federal funding. Total estimated cost of the replacement…

  • Interstate Bridge Replacement plan throws North Portlanders under the truck (August 2023)

    Interstate Bridge Replacement plan throws North Portlanders under the truck (August 2023)

    Everyone agrees that the traffic bottleneck near the I-5 Bridge between Oregon and Washington needs to be fixed. The backup of vehicles during morning and afternoon rush hours affects traffic daily for miles in either direction for hours. It costs in money, time and frustration. It also creates unhealthy air for neighborhoods along the I-5…