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!
There’s a new name and a new website for the project that could reshape the intersection of Industrial Way and Oregon Way.
Public Encouraged to Attend and Participate in the Project’s First Open House Meeting The first public open house for the Industrial Way / Oregon Way Intersection Project has been scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cowlitz County PUD Auditorium, in Longview. The Industrial Way / Oregon Way Intersection […]
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Washington’s House of Representatives was expected to approve a transportation package late Tuesday that will bring $110 million into Cowlitz County. The Senate on Monday approved the $16 billion bill on a 39-9 vote. It will raise the gas tax by 7 cents a gallon Aug. 1 and 4.9 cents a gallon July 1, 2016. […]
We need a comprehensive statewide transportation budget passed immediately. And that budget must include improvements to SR432. If you’ve driven to Seattle lately, you know what a nightmare the congestion is all across Puget Sound. Headed to Portland last Wednesday for the morning commute? You might have been one of the unlucky ones who was […]
Long queues of log trucks trying to clear the Industrial Way and Oregon Way intersection loaded with goods to overseas markets. Motorists stuck on the Lewis and Clark Bridge because of an accident. Commuters trapped in snarled traffic. Freight trucks immobilized by congestion. Emergency vehicles slowed from reaching injured people. Bikers and pedestrians put in […]
The proposed SR432 transportation improvements, including vehicle and grade separation, have been on the back burner for years. However, clearly the urgency for improvements before the Legislature now is to facilitate rail transport infrastructure to allow coal trains access through a very heavily used trucking and auto route, primarily to benefit Millennium Bulk Terminals’ planned […]
If Interstate 405 had never been built east of Seattle in the 1960s, Microsoft would likely have found another place to set up shop. Construction of I-205 in eastern Clark County in the 1980s opened up a vast swath of land for new commercial and residential development. Just as building roads can spur economic development, […]
Did you know the highest percentage of timber export of Washington currently move through the Industrial Way / Oregon Way intersection? Or that the unemployment rate is Cowlitz County is actually going up unlike in most of the rest of the state. To learn more, click this link to watch the testimonies from officials from […]