Pre-tolls on the CRC?

A nugget mentioned in yesterday’s Willamette Week article on Oregon state treasurer Ted Wheeler’s finding that projected tolling revenue might be inaccurate, and reported this evening on KGW:

In order to make up the shortfall, the CRC project committee might consider “pre-tolling”: Placing a toll on the existing interstate bridge, prior to the completion of the new one. Such a scheme might raise up to $200 million for the CRC’s construction.

Of course, it might also make the whole project irrelevant…

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