Toll road hits bumps

Proposals for Oregon’s only privately operated toll road are running into opposition.

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Proposals for Oregon’s only privately financed and operated toll road are having trouble getting off the ground.

The Coastal Parkway, an 11.77-mile highway designed to connect Interstate 5 near Woodburn with Dayton, would run through land south of Portland that is zoned for agriculture.

“I’m a little fascinated by their assertion that there is any support for this at all,” Marion County Commissioner Patti Milne said. “We don’t need a bypass here that does nothing but solve Yamhill County’s traffic problems.”

Milne and fellow commissioners Sam Brentano and Janet Carlson are scheduled to meet with parkway promoters April 15, “just to hear first-hand where things stand,” she said.

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