Industrial, Oregon Way intersection to have overpasses for rail lines

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 […]

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Thumbs up: Industrial Way

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 […]

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Guest Column: Traffic congestion is a serious safety hazard

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 […]

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