A major milestone in the Port of Hood River’s progress to replace the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge was reached in late November with the publication of the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement by the Port, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Bi-State EIS Working Group.Read More
HOOD RIVER — The Port of Hood River released a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Hood River-White Salmon Bridge Replacement Project on November 20, 2020.
Columbia River Gorge residents and travelers are invited to review and give feedback on the Supplemental Draft EIS now through January 4, 2021. Public comments will be carefully reviewed and responded to in the Final EIS, anticipated to be complete in Summer 2021.
A virtual public hearing will be held on December 3, 2020. Staff will give a short presentation on the Supplemental Draft EIS and take verbal comments from the public. A link to join the virtual public hearing is posted on the Port of Hood River’s website. Limited in-person seating will be available to view the meeting and make verbal comments. In-person accommodations are by appointment only due to social distancing constraints. Call us at 541-961-9517 to make an appointment to meet with project staff.
Details for the virtual public hearing:
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m. Short presentation followed by public comment opportunity
Location: Online Meeting Link to join is posted on the project website
[Limited in-person seating by appointment (call 541-961-9517)]
Public comments on the Supplemental Draft EIS will be accepted until January 4, 2021. Comments may be submitted in the following ways:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (please put “SDEIS public comment” in the subject line of your email)
Mail: Port of Hood River, Attn: Kevin Greenwood, 1000 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River, OR 97031
Phone: (833) 215-2352
Online: An online comment form is also available
The Supplemental Draft EIS is available at http://bit.ly/HoodRiverBridge. Local libraries have copies available for viewing and digital or printed copies can be requested from the Port of Hood River by calling 541-961-9517.
More information can be found online at http://bit.ly/HoodRiverBridge.