Friday, September 14, 2018

Vancouver USA Joins Effort to Replace I-5 Bridge

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Vancouver USA has joined the Port of Camas-Washougal in its support to replace the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River.

The Port of Vancouver USA’s Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted 2-1 to pass a resolution for “a multi-modal approach that would support the region’s transportation needs” and asks that Gov. Jay Inslee and the Washington State Legislature help the Washington State Department of Transportation fund efforts to further the development of this project.

Considered a key economic connector for the region’s ports, Interstate 5 is often congested and does not meet today’s needs, according to the resolution.

The Port of Camas-Washougal’s commission passed the resolution September 4.