Hayden Island demands retail

New designs of the Columbia River Crossing project cut costs, but anger supporters.

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The new designs for the Columbia River Crossing project may have cut down on costs, but it also cut some supporters.

Changes in the $3.1 to $4.2 billion dollar project slashed $650 million from the range, but now former supporters in Hayden Island feel out of the loop.

Their major complaint revolves around eliminating a Safeway grocery store for a cheaper highway interchange. Angry locals began gathering signatures for a petition to spare the store at the Safeway entrance.

“[Safeway] is so critical to our seniors,” resident Pamela Ferguson told the Oregonian. “It is so important for them to feel comfortable.”

Read more at the Oregonian.

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