Columbia River Crossing needs $147M more from states


The Columbia River Crossing’s final environmental impact statement revealed that it will require $147.3 million more from residents of Oregon and Washington.

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The Columbia River Crossing’s final environmental impact statement revealed that it will require $147.3 million more from residents of Oregon and Washington.

The massive bridge and freeway expansion project has always been clear that it is counting on $450 million each from Oregon and Washington to help cover its $3 billion-plus price tag. The balance will come from the federal government and tolling, the CRC hopes.

But the final EIS tweaks that formula. 

The CRC expects the states to pony up $450 million on top of the $147.3 million they’ve already contributed. In other words, the states can’t count the $147.3 million they already paid toward their share of the price, CRC officials confirmed.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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