Friday, November 07, 2008

Columbia River Crossing Project Update

CRC hosts open houses to receive input, answer questions
The Columbia River Crossing project invites you to attend an open house in December to learn about plans for light rail on Hayden Island and in Vancouver , a replacement bridge, and fixing seven highway interchanges between SR 500 and Columbia Boulevard .  
Public comments will help the project make decisions on key issues including the number of lanes on a new I-5 bridge and design of the bridge, light rail and highway improvements.
Two open houses will be held:
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Open house: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Hilton Vancouver Washington
301 W. 6th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
Public transit: C-TRAN #4
More info: or 360-695-0123
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Open house: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center
2060 North Marine Drive, Hall D
Portland, OR 97217
Public transit: TriMet MAX Yellow Line
More info: or 503-238-RIDE
CRC Project Sponsors Council to hold first meeting
A 10-member governor-appointed panel will meet for the first time Tuesday, Nov. 4, to begin advising the Oregon and Washington departments of transportation on project development for the Columbia River Crossing project. 
The Project Sponsors Council will advise the project on completion of the Final Environmental Impact Statement, project design, project timeline, sustainable construction methods, consistency with greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and the financial plan.
The meeting will be held 1 – 3 p.m. at the Southwest Region office of the Washington State Department of Transportation, 11018 NE 51st Circle , Vancouver , WA . It is open to the public.
CRC appoints Marine Drive Stakeholder Group
In September, CRC appointed a Marine Drive Stakeholder Group to advise the project on reconstruction alternatives for the Marine Drive interchange.
This group represents a wide variety of interests potentially affected by redesign of the Marine Drive Interchange, including the Oregon Department of Transportation, City of Portland , Port of Portland , trucking and distributions companies and property owners.  
Visit the Marine Drive Stakeholder Group page for more information about the group.
CRC project concludes fairs and festivals season
At the completion of its 2008 fairs and festivals season, CRC project staff had spoken with more than 2,000 community members. Throughout the spring and summer project staff hosted booths at 20 events in Oregon and Washington including Juneteenth Celebration, Ho'ike Hawaiian Festival and Seaport Celebration. Staff answered questions about the project and provided informational materials.
CRC wants to talk to your group
Project staff regularly attends community group meetings to give brief presentations and answer questions about the project. If you would like to schedule a presentation for your next meeting, please click here.
Columbia River Crossing contact information
Mail: 700 Washington St, Suite 300
Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone: 360-737-2726 or 503-256-2726
Fax: 360-737-0294


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