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DRAFT Recommendations for I-5 Corridor Strategic Plan Adopted
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The Portland/Vancouver I-5 Transportation and Trade Partnership Task Force discussed and adopted draft recommendations for addressing growing congestion on the I-5 Corridor between I-84 in Oregon and I-205 in Washington at a January 29, 2002 public meeting in Vancouver. Specific plan elements in the "Draft Strategic Plan Recommendations" include:
  • Three through-lanes, including Delta Park;
  • A phased light rail loop in Clark County;
  • Additional I-5 capacity across the Columbia River; and
  • Interchange improvements
The Task Force discussed - but did not recommend - widening I-5 to four lanes. The Task Force draft recommendations also call for a post-Task Force study of a west arterial road west of I-5 in the vicinity of the railroad bridge. Members of the Task Force listened to extensive public comment and reviewed the results of more than 1,500 responses to questionnaires about options for the Corridor during the five-hour meeting.
A series of public meetings will be held between now and June 2002 for the public to comment on the draft recommendations. Also during this time, additional technical work on the draft recommendations will be completed. This will include the development of a financing and implementation strategy. Following these efforts, the Task Force will meet in June 2002 to review the public comments and technical work, consider revisions and formally adopt a strategic plan for the corridor.