CRC Week: RC-13 and RC-20, the Tunnel Options

The tunnel options are discussed on pages 5-7 to 5-9 and 5-13 and 5-14 (PDF, 156K) of the screening report (PDF 3.3M).

The idea is to have a tunnel that goes underground somewhere before Marine Drive and surfaces around Mill Plain Blvd., bypassing Hayden Island.

Staff gives this a thumbs up a supplement to the existing bridge, but thumbs down as a replacement, on the basis that it doesn’t provide local access within the Bridge Influence Area (or provide transit or bike connections in the BIA for that matter).

From an auto-reliance point of view, I suspect it’s in the same league as the supplemental bridges.

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Columbia River Crossing Tunnel

Read the Ground Rules for CRC Week.

ID NAME Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Overall
RC-13 Tunnel to Supplement I-5 P P P P P P P
RC-20 Replacement Tunnel F F F P F P F

The tunnel options are discussed on pages 5-7 to 5-9 and 5-13 and 5-14 (PDF, 156K) of the screening report (PDF 3.3M).

The idea is to have a tunnel that goes underground somewhere before Marine Drive and surfaces around Mill Plain Blvd., bypassing Hayden Island.

Staff gives this a thumbs up a supplement to the existing bridge, but thumbs down as a replacement, on the basis that it doesn’t provide local access within the Bridge Influence Area (or provide transit or bike connections in the BIA for that matter).

From an auto-reliance point of view, I suspect it’s in the same league as the supplemental bridges.

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