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Portland’s Sunrise Corridor to ease traffic jams soon

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

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.

(READ MORE: Portland Tribune)

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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Last modified onWednesday, 27 April 2016 11:51

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