Feds give Oregon, Washington five years to repay CRC costs


Oregon and Washington have an additional five years to pay back more than $135 million in federal highway funds used for the pre-construction planning.

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Oregon and Washington have an additional five years to pay back more than $135 million in federal highway funds used for the pre-construction planning.

Oregon said it used $93.3 million from the Federal Highway Administration for work on the proposed I-5 bridge over the Columbia River between Portland and Vancouver. Washington spent more of its own money, but it too used as much as $54 million in federal highway money.

In all, the two states spent nearly $200 million for preliminary work. But Oregon pulled the plug on the project in March. Now, the feds want their money back.

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