Apparently there was a fair amount of disagreement over home many lanes the Columbia River Crossing should have at Friday’s Project Sponsors’ Council meeting.
According to the Oregonian, Portland was trying to eliminate the 12-lane option, while Vancouver was trying to eliminate the 8-lane option (while holding out for 12). Ah, harmony…
My favorite quote is from Mayor Sam Adams regarding one of the 4-mile long “auxillary” lanes:
“It begins to walk like a duck and quack like a duck as another through lane on the freeway,” Adams said. “I have concerns about how that will work out in the real world.”