Letter: Prepare for congestion to shift



The issue about the problems the new bridge poses is that there seems to be no plan to handle the traffic congestion it will put on the Interstate 205 Glenn Jackson Bridge while the new Interstate 5 Bridge is being built. Both I-5 and I-205 need bus express lanes on both freeways to handle traffic congestion.

Oregon needs to upgrade its freeway systems to keep up with growth. Even recently, traveling along U.S. 26 in Washington County toward Portland, light rail hasn’t relieved the current traffic congestion. Use of carpooling, bus express lanes, and a less miles traveling program where commuters work closer to home will reduce traffic congestion.

Currently the road system is compared to a daily heart attack, overloaded beyond capacity.

Dale C. Chambers