Feds tell planners of new I-5 bridge they must include lift to allow taller ships
The bridge as currently planned may not be high enough, planners said Friday. But planning for a lift doesn't mean the bridge will have one.
Inflation drives up cost to replace Interstate 5 bridge by billions, transportation officials say
Building a new I-5 bridge will cost between $5 and $7.5 billion dollars, according to the team spearheading the project. The new price tag raises questions for lawmakers and taxpayers.
New Interstate 5 bridge will likely include light rail crossing of Columbia River at Oregon-Washington line
The decision to include light rail killed the previous version of the project nearly a decade ago, but the two states agree extension of MAX yellow line is the best option moving forward.
Federal officials direct ODOT to complete new environmental assessment for I-5 Rose Quarter project
Environmental review of project’s “Hybrid Option 3” could push timeline back five to six months, but project still expected to break ground in late 2023.
Interstate 5 closure likely to disrupt already fragile supply chain
The highway was closed from Wednesday evening until Thursday afternoon near the Oregon-California border. It will likely cause delays in delivery of goods.
Portland police name officer who killed alleged car jacker on Interstate 5
Officers are investigating the aftermath of a series of armed car jackings in which police killed a person.
Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval
The project’s rising cost is giving transportation commissioners pause over whether the preferred option is viable and how committed their government partners are to a project that puts restorative justice at its center.
Gov. Kate Brown throws support behind ‘win-win’ highway expansion proposal
The proposal involves spending more than $1 billion to cap a portion of Interstate 5 through Portland, a key demand by community groups.
As Washington shapes plans to replace I-5 bridge, Oregon lawmakers wait and watch
Oregon still feels like “the bride left waiting at the altar,” said Sen. Lee Beyer, D-Springfield, after the Washington State Senate infamously refused in 2013 to fund a replacement for the century-old bridge.
Update: I-5 Interstate Bridge repairs postponed, agencies cite wildfire emergencies
Plans to close Interstate 5 Bridge have been postponed.