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  • Columbia River Crossing

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    Columbia River Crossing (CRC) is a long-term comprehensive solution to problems on Interstate 5 near the Columbia River. CRC will provide new travel options and an improved highway to support jobs, the regional economy and future growth.

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  • CRC benefits

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    The CRC project will significantly improve conditions in the five-mile segment of I-5 between SR 500 in Vancouver and Victory Boulevard in North Portland with designs for bridge, highway, transit and bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

    Four icons depicting replacement bridge, improved highway interchanges, Light Rail, bicycle and pedestrian as well as an illustrated project area map
  • Replacement I-5 bridge

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    A new I-5 bridge over the Columbia River will help relieve congestion and improve driver safety, be high enough to eliminate bridge lifts and provide protection in the event of an earthquake. More about bridge design ...

    Bridge icon with a rendering of the replacement I-5 bridge
  • Improvements to closely-spaced highway interchanges

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    CRC will improve or replace five highway interchanges that are too closely-spaced, creating safer merging conditions and reducing highway congestion. More about highway design ...

    Highway icon with an aerial view of Marine Drive and Hayden Island interchanges
  • Expanded transit options

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    CRC will extend light rail 2.9 miles from the current terminus of the MAX Yellow Line to downtown Vancouver. Light rail will provide a dedicated, non-highway travel alternative for commuters and connect Vancouver to 52 miles of existing light rail network. More about light rail extension ...

    Light Rail icon with a rendering of side running light rail alignment in downtown Vancouver
  • Improved pedestrian and bicycle connections

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    CRC will include a safe and wide path across the Columbia River that is 16 to 20 feet wide. The covered pathway will be separated from highway traffic and provide views of the Columbia River and Mt. Hood. Sidewalks, bike lanes and multi-use paths will be added or improved in North Portland, on Hayden Island and in Vancouver and provide better connections to transit stations and regional trails. More about pedestrian and bicycle improvements ...

    Bicycle icon with a rendering of the multi use path under the replacement I-5 bridge