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Oregon cashes in on crossing

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Oregon's $30 million contribution for planning for the Columbia River Crossing project joins another $15 million the state provided a few months ago. Washington has already pitched in $50 milion for the bistate project.

The decision comes only a few months after the Oregon Legislature failed to cough up more planning money for replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge, extending light rail into Vancouver and rebuilding or upgrading seven freeway interchanges, at a cost of up to $4.1 billion.

The Oregon commission tapped a transportation project account the Oregon Legislature created when it passed a transportation bill earlier this year.

Read the full story at The Columbian.

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