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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Sponsors of the $2.8 billion Columbia River Crossing project say Oregon will generate enough toll revenue to finance the freeway project.

Oregon Department of Transportation officials say time is of the essence. The projected toll revenue is "sufficient to repay the debt service assuming construction starts in 2015," ODOT spokesman Patrick Cooney said. "If you delay construction, as we've already done for a year, things get more expensive."

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0 #1 UnbelievableGuest 2014-01-08 20:12:28
I can't believe they are trying to force the bridge into reality. I think the ODOT folks that came up with this are a bunch of loons! It's obvious that someone in Salem wants this a lot more than the folks do. and then to say the tolls are going to finance the bridge... Really? what's it going to cost? $50.00 each way?
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0 #2 PennyPunchGuest 2014-01-08 22:21:31
Once tools creep in for transportation fixes.. they will never disappear.. you'll see more and more and more of them throughout the State.. Crush this now or...we will see tolls as part of every highway likely within 15 years.
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