Help Replace the I-5 Bridge
Tolling choices and managing congestion
Between Portland and Vancouver, the I-5 corridor suffers daily congestion,
making travel times unreliable, increasing freight costs and negatively affecting
neighborhoods as people use local streets to avoid the highway. The collision rate
is high, bridge lifts stop traffic, pedestrians and bicyclists use a narrow path
and a major earthquake could result in a bridge collapse.
The Columbia River Crossing project will replace
the I-5 bridge, extend light rail to Vancouver,
improve closely-spaced interchanges, and enhance the pedestrian and bicycle path.
This long-term comprehensive project will be financed
by federal and state governments. Tolling will help fund the project and
also help manage congestion by improving speed and reliability for users.
A Tolling Study Committee has
evaluated several tolling scenarios, gathered public input, and submitted a
final report to the Oregon and Washington state legislatures. Links to the
report are below and in the
Tolling Study Documents library: