An Environmental Impact Statement was completed to consider an alternate route for traffic to bypass the central business area of Corvallis.
Previous plans to study bridge options were revived.
An Environmental Baseline Report was completed to help determine requirements for the new Van Buren Bridge. A Bridge and Roadway Alternatives Report was also completed to study design options for locating a new Van Buren Bridge.
Design options included a new bridge parallel to the existing bridge, a curved bridge between the old bridge and the Harrison Street Bridge and a bypass north to connect with OR 99W. No funding was available.
An Existing Traffic Conditions Report was completed and focused on conducting additional traffic studies.
The State Legislature’s passage of House Bill 2017 provided more bridge funding and project planning resumed.