Clark County Republicans call for Columbia River Crossing redesign

Clark County Republicans call for Columbia River Crossing redesign

Ten Southwest Washington Republicans say the Columbia River Crossing must be completely redesigned.

The current and newly elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, issued a joint statement condemning plans for the project estimated at almost $3.5 billion as flawed, impossible to permit and essentially doomed.

But project backers dismissed the defeated Clark County ballot measure as a red herring and the bid for a redesign as a ploy to kill the bridge. They said light rail never needed the measure's proposed sales-tax increase, adding that pushing ahead to meet federal funding deadlines is crucial.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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