IWOW April 2017 Update
January 26, 2017 Open House
Cowlitz County planners say the intersection at Industrial and Oregon ways will need overpasses to ease vehicle and rail congestion and cope with growth along Longview’s industrial corridor. At an open house Wednesday in Kelso, the county presented four potential layouts for the new intersection, all of which include road overpasses above existing and future […]
Earlier this week, TDN spent about 90 minutes with Industrial Way-Oregon Way (IW/OW) project manager Claude Sakr. The meeting was very informative. Like just about everything these days groups are lining up to protest the traffic improvements planned for the IW/OW interchange. Opponents say the reason the interchange is being upgraded is to allow coal […]
If no improvements are made to the intersection of Industrial Way and Oregon Way by 2040, drivers could spend up to an hour waiting in traffic jams there — especially after trains come through. Continue Reading
Open House No.2 Will be Held on March 16, 2016
Chronic traffic congestion is more than a motorist annoyance. It is a serious safety hazard. A good example is the intersection of Industrial Way and Oregon Way. When car and truck traffic is at a standstill, access to businesses in this critical corridor is blocked for emergency vehicles. As most of us have experienced, it […]
In the this year’s legislative session, a transportation budget was approved that included $85 million in funding to improve the Oregon Way–Industrial Way intersection — Yes!