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I-5/99W Connector Continues to Struggle

Unfortunately it does not appear to be online, but yesterday the O reported that Wilsonville and Clackamas County are insisting on a study for what the connector would do to capacity on I-5, while Washington County wants to move the process forward without such a study.

“Hybrid” I-5/99W Connector

Apparently the reality of transportation funding constraints has started to sink in. The steering committee for this project has directed staff to develop a concept that does not involve creating a new road (I assume that means expansion of existing roads and things like new signalization, etc.). This is being called the ‘hybrid’ concept:

“We should be planning for something that can be implemented,” said Tualatin City Engineer Mike McKillip.

Next Round of Open Houses on I-5/99W Connector

From the Oregonian:

All open houses are from 6 to 8:30 p.m.. Here’s the schedule:
–June 24, Archer Glen Elementary School, 16155 S.W. Sunset Blvd., Sherwood
–June 25, Tualatin High School, 22300 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin
–June 26, Wilsonville High School, 6800 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville

Apparently they’ve narrowed it to six alternatives. No word on funding sources…

I-5/99W Connector Update

Thanks to the reader who flagged this for me since it didn’t appear in the Portland edition of the O. Beyond talking about the current state of the project planning, this article has a nice set of links to the (greatly varying) perspectives on this project in various west side communities.