From the project:
Project Sponsors Council and partners to discuss comprehensive package of draft recommendations July 16
VANCOUVER – The Columbia River Crossing Project Sponsors Council will review and discuss on July 16 a comprehensive package of draft recommendations resulting from a four-month collaborative process to address questions raised by Council members.
PSC members will hold a joint work session with their integrated staff from partner agencies to review analysis completed to date and discuss the recommendations. The draft recommendations, which include design of the Hayden Island interchange and I-5 bridge lanes, were developed by the integrated staff group based on a workplan that was approved April 23.
The work session will be held from 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. It is open to the public. Meeting materials are available at: http://www.columbiarivercrossing.org/ProjectPartners/PSCMeetingMaterials.aspx.
The work session will include the PSC members, staff representatives designated by PSC as well as representatives from the ports of Vancouver and Portland.
The Council is expected to meet again in August prior to submitting its findings and recommendations to Washington Governor Chris Gregoire and Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski.
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 PSC 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.