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Interstate 5 Bridge

A truck joins other traffic crossing the Interstate 5 Bridge while traveling north on I-5 on Jan. 7, 2020.

Group sets goal of recommending new Interstate 5 Bridge’s blueprint by January

A truck joins other traffic crossing the Interstate 5 Bridge while traveling north on I-5 on Jan. 7, 2020.

September 15, 2021, 7:21pm Clark County News

The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program’s ambitious timetable calls for the bistate project’s office to produce a single recommended configuration for a replacement Interstate 5 Bridge in as little as four months, releasing the plan publicly in January. Read story

The Interstate 5 bridge pictured from the air on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

Bridges, rail, airports: What’s Washington’s cut of the Senate’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill?

The Interstate 5 bridge pictured from the air on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

August 11, 2021, 7:54am Latest News

The $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate Tuesday would funnel billions of dollars of federal cash to Washington state. Read story

The I-5 bridge looking north from the southeast tower into Vancouver.

I-5 Bridge project details timeline, goals

The I-5 bridge looking north from the southeast tower into Vancouver.

July 18, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Less than a year from now, the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program office hopes to have settled on a single preferred configuration for a new Interstate 5 Bridge over the Columbia River — one that would answer all of the big design questions, such as how many lanes the bridge would… Read story

Signs and caution tape are common sights along the Mill Plain corridor lately due to an ongoing WSDOT project aimed at setting up the corridor to better accommodate freight traffic and adding new bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

Clark County road work gets into gear

Signs and caution tape are common sights along the Mill Plain corridor lately due to an ongoing WSDOT project aimed at setting up the corridor to better accommodate freight traffic and adding new bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

July 17, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Washington State Department of Transportation officials say they’re in the midst of a busy summer packed with repair projects and maintenance work on Southwest Washington roadways, and local motorists should try to stay on top of big upcoming projects and prepare to deal with occasional delays. Read story

Foliage frames a view of the Interstate 5 Bridge last month.

Federal letter restricts changes to Interstate 5 Bridge project documents

Foliage frames a view of the Interstate 5 Bridge last month.

May 20, 2021, 4:19pm Business

The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program office has received written federal guidance that restricts the project’s ability to substantially alter two guiding documents that were drafted for its predecessor, the Columbia River Crossing. Read story

Oregon and Washington are two years into a renewed effort to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge, eight years after the collapse of the Columbia River Crossing project. The project office is currently developing the Purpose and Need and Vision and Values statements for the new bridge, which will help evaluate the different configuration options to arrive at a preferred version.

Funding, reuse of CRC work key issues in Interstate 5 Bridge replacement

Oregon and Washington are two years into a renewed effort to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge, eight years after the collapse of the Columbia River Crossing project. The project office is currently developing the Purpose and Need and Vision and Values statements for the new bridge, which will help evaluate the different configuration options to arrive at a preferred version.

May 9, 2021, 6:05am Business

It was funding that killed the Columbia River Crossing. The original Interstate 5 Bridge replacement project was already embroiled in controversy, but the killing blow came when the Washington Senate adjourned without approving the state’s portion of the project funding in 2013. Read story

A northbound Yellow Line Max train, left, stops at the Killingsworth station in Portland, and an articulated hybrid bus, right, of the type used on C-Tran's bus rapid transit route, The Vine, is seen in Vancouver.  The question of whether TriMet's Yellow Line should be extended to Vancouver was a key point of contention during development of the Columbia River Crossing project and is often cited as one of the main disagreements that derailed the project. The current renewed replacement effort will consider both light rail and bus rapid transit options to meet the project's high-capacity transit needs, and no decision has been made yet - but recent comments from federal lawmakers pushed the still-simmering disagreement back into the spotlight.

New bridge replacement effort strives to avoid light rail controversy

A northbound Yellow Line Max train, left, stops at the Killingsworth station in Portland, and an articulated hybrid bus, right, of the type used on C-Tran's bus rapid transit route, The Vine, is seen in Vancouver.  The question of whether TriMet's Yellow Line should be extended to Vancouver was a key point of contention during development of the Columbia River Crossing project and is often cited as one of the main disagreements that derailed the project. The current renewed replacement effort will consider both light rail and bus rapid transit options to meet the project's high-capacity transit needs, and no decision has been made yet - but recent comments from federal lawmakers pushed the still-simmering disagreement back into the spotlight.

May 9, 2021, 6:05am Business

Recent headlines about the Interstate 5 Bridge replacement effort have chronicled the reemergence of one of the biggest sticking points from Columbia River Crossing era: light rail. Read story

A snow-lined pedestrian walkway on the Interstate 5 bridge pictured on Friday afternoon, February 12, in downtown Vancouver.

The future of Washington transportation hinges on carbon pricing debate

A snow-lined pedestrian walkway on the Interstate 5 bridge pictured on Friday afternoon, February 12, in downtown Vancouver.

April 19, 2021, 6:02am Latest News

A new bridge over the Columbia River at Interstate 5. Improvements to the state's ferry system. A new State Route 2 trestle in Snohomish County. Replacing culverts that block fish passage throughout the state. Read story

An aerial view of Portland's Rose Quarter district. (Randy L.

Portland group sues over ODOT’s planned Rose Quarter expansion

An aerial view of Portland's Rose Quarter district. (Randy L.

April 5, 2021, 11:02am Business

Portland activist group No More Freeways announced Monday it has filed a lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Transportation’s planned Rose Quarter Improvement Project, which would add auxiliary lanes and shoulders to a stretch of Interstate 5 in Portland. Read story

Kirkland Development has purchased the property that currently houses Joe's Crab Shack, left, and Who Song & Larry's, as seen Dec. 12, 2018.

Vancouver council supportive of plan to transform ‘eyesore’ property along I-5 Bridge

Kirkland Development has purchased the property that currently houses Joe's Crab Shack, left, and Who Song & Larry's, as seen Dec. 12, 2018.

March 22, 2021, 9:16pm Business

The city of Vancouver and real estate company Kirkland Development are hammering out the details of a proposed public boardwalk and mixed-use development on a plot of land directly east of the Interstate 5 bridge -- the 2.3-acre plot currently occupied by longtime local restaurants Who Song & Larry’s and… Read story