CRC Wheels Keep Turning

Project Sponsors Council conducts joint work session with local agency staff on April 23

VANCOUVER – The Columbia River Crossing Project Sponsors Council will hold a public work session with local partner agency staff at its April 23 meeting. The work session will be held 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Southwest Region office of the Washington State Department of Transportation, 11018 NE 51st Circle, in Vancouver.

The work session includes staff representatives designated by the Project Sponsors Council members, the Ports of Vancouver and Portland, and the CRC. Local staff is working to address design and engineering questions about the project raised by Project Sponsors Council members.

At Friday’s work session, members will report on their collaborative work efforts and their work plan for the rest of the summer. Discussion topics include updates on the design of interchanges on Hayden Island and in Vancouver, traffic modeling, performance measures and ways to manage traffic.

The Project Sponsors Council is composed of representatives from the Oregon and Washington departments of transportation, cities of Portland and Vancouver, Metro, Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council, TriMet, and C-TRAN, as well as two citizens who serve as co-chairs for the group. The governors of Oregon and Washington charged the Project Sponsors Council with advising the project on completion of the Final Environmental Impact Statement, project design, project timeline, sustainable construction methods, consistency with greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and the financial plan.

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