Communities invited to Interstate Bridge Replacement neighborhood forums in Vancouver and Portland

The bi-state Interstate Bridge Replacement program will hold in-person neighborhood forums in Vancouver and Portland, allowing community members to ask questions and obtain information about the program's schedule, design options, and community engagement opportunities.
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May 31 and June 6 forums allow community members to learn about the program’s environmental review process

VANCOUVER – The bi-state Interstate Bridge Replacement program will host in-person neighborhood forums on Wednesday, May 31 in Vancouver and Tuesday, June 6 in Portland, Ore. Community members are invited to participate and ask questions. Program staff will be available to provide information and answer questions.

Interstate Bridge Replacement Program neighborhood forums: 

When:  5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 31

Where: Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room, 901 C Street, Vancouver, Washington 98660

When:  5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 6

Where: Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, Large Conference Room, 731 N Hayden Meadows Drive, Portland, Oregon 97217

Details: No formal presentations will be provided. Attendees are welcome to come and go at their leisure during the three-hour events to view maps, design visualizations and program information on the following topics: 

  • Program overview including schedule, cost and funding estimates
  • National Environmental Policy Act process 
  • Design options being studied
  • National Historic Preservation Act process to identify historic properties
  • Urban design work
  • Future and ongoing community engagement opportunities 

Questions about the neighborhood forums or other topics may be sent to info@interstatebridge.org. 

About the Bi-State Interstate Bridge Replacement Program

Replacing the aging Interstate Bridge across the Columbia River with a modern, seismically resilient, multimodal structure that provides improved mobility for people, goods and services is a high priority for Oregon and Washington. Governors and legislative leadership in both states directed the Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington State Department of Transportation to launch the bi-state Interstate Bridge Replacement (IBR) program to lead this work, recognizing that needed safety and transportation improvements to the existing Interstate Bridge remain unaddressed. Program development centers equity and follows a transparent, data-driven process that includes collaboration with local, state, federal, and tribal partners. Visit the program website at www.interstatebridge.org

Americans with Disabilities Act Information

This material can be made available in an alternate format by emailing the Office of Equity and Civil Rights at wsdotada@wsdot.wa.gov or by calling toll free, 855-362-4ADA (4232). Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may make a request by calling the Washington State Relay at 7-1-1.

For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information for those in Oregon, call (503) 731-4128, TTY (800) 735- 2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.


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