Columbia River Crossing
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.
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.
Replacement I-5 bridge
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 ...
Improvements to closely-spaced highway interchanges
CRC will improve or replace five highway interchanges that
are too closely-spaced, creating safer merging conditions and
reducing highway congestion.
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Expanded transit options
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.
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Improved pedestrian and bicycle connections
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
More about pedestrian and bicycle improvements ...