Portland’s Sunrise Corridor to ease traffic jams soon

Portland’s first new highway in 30 years is scheduled for June completion.

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The project includes 12,000 feet of new roadway, four new bridges, new multi-use paths and intersection improvements. There’s now a soon-to-open overpass above I-205, connecting 82nd Drive to 82nd Avenue. There are also updates to intersections, including bike paths and sidewalks throughout the area, meant to improve access to employment.

“That’s a big job growth area in there, it’s an investment for the community,” Hamilton said.

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Annual estimates suggest that cars would save 920,000 hours and trucks would save 55,000 hours, according to the Portland Tribune.

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