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Welcome to the Portland/Vancouver I-5 Transportation and Trade Partnership
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The Portland/Vancouver I-5 Transportation and Trade Partnership brought Washington and Oregon citizens and leaders together to respond to concerns about congestion on I-5 between Portland and Vancouver. Between January 2001 and June 2002, the I-5 Partnership worked to develop a long-range strategic plan to manage and improve transportation in the I-5 corridor between I-405 in Portland and I-205 north of Vancouver.

Governors Gary Locke and John Kitzhaber appointed a bi-state Task Force of community, business, and elected representatives in January 2001to develop the plan. The Task Force adopted the Final Strategic Plan on June 18, 2002. The recommendations include:
  • Three through-lanes in each direction on I-5, including southbound through Delta Park.               
  • A phased light rail loop in Clark County in the vicinity of the I-5, SR500/4th Plain and I-205 corridors.
  • An additional span or a replacement bridge for the I-5 crossing of the Columbia River, with up to 2 additional lanes for merging and 2 light rail tracks.
  • Interchange improvements and additional merging lanes where needed between SR500 in Vancouver and Columbia Boulevard in Portland. These include a full interchange at Columbia Boulevard.
  • Capacity improvements for freight rail.
  • Bi-state coordination of land use and management of our transportation system to reduce demand on the freeway and to protect the corridor investments.
  • Involving communities along the corridor to ensure that the final project outcomes are equitable.
So what's next?
Tentative I-5 Schedule

2003 - 2005Environmental Assessment and Preliminary Engineering to widen I-5 to 3 through lanes from Delta Park to Lombard
2005 - 2007Final Design, Permitting and Right-of-Way for the Delta Park to Lombard Project
2005-2009Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a new supplemental or replacement bridge, interchange improvements between SR 500 and Columbia Blvd., and light rail
2008-2009Construction of Delta Park to Lombard Project (subject to funding availability)
2010+Construction of the improvements in the Bridge Influence Area (BIA). The BIA is I-5 between SR 500 in Vancouver Columbia Blvd. in Portland