Monday, May 17, 2010

Independent Review Panel for the I-5 Bridge

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The Governors of Oregon and Washington have convened an Independent Review Panel(IRP) for the Columbia River Crossing Project.

The Governors have directed this work to ensure that key project study assumptions and methods are reasonable. The panel has been asked to:

  • Assess the implementation plan for the CRC project
  • Review the financial plan for the project
  • Review and evaluate post-construction performance measures

The panel will work independently of the project and the work efforts being conducted under the guidance of the CRC Project Sponsors Council. Panelists include national experts with experience in design, cost estimation, mitigation planning, and management of large urban transportation projects.

The IRP meetings will be open to the public.

The first meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, in Hall D of the Expo Center in north Portland.

The panel will host a public meeting to hear directly from members of the community starting at 7 p.m. on May 19 at the Expo Center.

On Thursday, May 20, the panel will meet 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Hilton.

Additional meetings are scheduled for:

  • June 1 and 2, 2010
  • June 17 and 18, 2010
  • July 7 and 8, 2010 (if needed)

More information on the IRP and each of the panelists is available on the panel’s website:

The panel’s final report will be provided to the Governors of Oregon and Washington this summer.

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