Extrapolating from a 12-lane Columbia Crossing

“Three through lanes” (in each direction) is the mantra of the Columbia River Crossing project and the I-5 partnership.

But if we need a reminder that the appetite for lanes is insatiable, look no further than yesterday’s USA Today for a roll call of the mega-projects. Phoenix is sure that if they can just take I-10 from 14 lanes to 24, their congestion will go away.

the USA’s latest giant superhighway proposal designed to ease the kind of gridlock that some planners say could stunt economic growth.

Sounds an awful lot like the local “cost of congestion” argument.

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