Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, recalled meeting with federal transportation officials to discuss renewed efforts to replace the century-old Interstate 5 Bridge across the Columbia River. Since the demise of the Columbia River Crossing, the previous replacement project in 2013, both Oregon and Washington have faced the prospect of having to repay nearly $150 million to the federal government in September if they couldn’t demonstrate progress on replacing the antiquated bridge.
March 7, 2019 2:45 PM, EST
Traffic along Interstate 5 outside of Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)
The Washington state Senate Transportation Committee passed a $15 billion transportation package March 6 that includes $450 million for a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River. The project has been a priority for Clark County lawmakers, who have been seeking to restart the process with Oregon to replace the century-old bridge since 2017.
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