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.
Reported in the Daily Journal of Commerce.
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.
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…
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.