Columbia River Gorge residents and travelers are invited to give feedback on plans to replace the aging and obsolete Hood River-White Salmon Bridge at an upcoming community meeting.
The Port of Hood River received funding to work with community partners and re-launch the bridge replacement project. The next essential step requires completing the environmental review before construction funding may be sought.
The drop-in style community meeting is scheduled for:
Monday, December 10, 2018
6 – 8 p.m. (Brief presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, Riverview Room
1108 E Marina Drive, Hood River
More information and a link to submit comments can be found online, http://bit.ly/HoodRiverBridge.
A new bridge would improve the movement of people and goods across the Columbia River. The proposed replacement bridge also would address challenges with river navigation, vehicle traffic flow, safety and pedestrian and bicycle travel between Oregon and Washington.
Significant efforts to replace the 90-year-old Hood River-White Salmon Bridge have been underway for the past two decades. During the project’s earlier phases, community members recommended a new bridge be located just west of the existing bridge with two vehicle lanes and a wide pathway for bicyclists and pedestrians.
In 2018, the Port of Hood River secured $5 million in state funding to continue the bridge replacement project and complete the environmental review process. The Port of Hood River owns and maintains the bridge.
Light refreshments will be provided. Spanish speaking staff and materials available. Meeting facilities are wheelchair accessible. Kids coloring table provided.
For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information, call Kevin Greenwood, Bridge Replacement Project Director, at (541) 436-0797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.