Sam Backs Away from 12 Lanes on CRC

Update: here’s the full text of Sam’s statement.


The Oregonian is reporting that Portland Mayor Sam Adams will release a statement today withdrawing his support for a 12-lane Columbia River Crossing configuration.

Meanwhile, members of the local project sponsors council are making clear that the cost of the project must be reduced.

“What they’ve cooked up is this enormous thing,” Metro Council President David Bragdon said. “They’re jeopardizing the whole project by making it so enormous. I think that’s starting to sink in.”

Freeway interchanges are likely to be among the first items on the table for cost reductions.

Let’s hope the outbreak of sanity is contagious…

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