Irrigators throw cold water on infrastructure project that could cost up to $1.8 billion
Spencer Platt/Getty Images A proposed infrastructure project in the northern half of Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge would likely be built with federal money, according to industry and government officials.
Construction has been underway on a proposed $600 million bridge across the Columbia River on the South Fork of the Lower Columbia.
The Columbia River Bridge is intended to connect Portland to Seattle. It will cost $3.7 billion when complete in 2029 and would connect Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 between Portland and the south of the city.
But according to the North American Interstate Bridge Commission, construction of the bridge will most likely be fund영주출장샵 영주안마ed with federal funds that support the project. The commission issued a statement saying that under current federal law, it can provide federal aid to projects that are eligible for “high priority” federal funding, which requires a project to be built with funds that “make it a strategic priority for the Federal Government.”
The announcement comes as the federal government is scrambling to make sure that projects like the Columbia River Bridge actually get built. The Federal Highway Administration has been working to complete the construction of an interchange to bring some traffic out of the area.
A number of transportation officials are skeptical of the future of that interchange, and have said they would rather see the government build a permanent bridge from a bridge under construction or under a state-run alternative.
The latest proposal, released Wednesday, lays out a plan for funding projects such as the bridge, as well as an infrastructure program that would help businesses that choose to invest in Oregon with the resources to continue to grow in the future.
It would also provide $400 million for Oregon communities that can’t access Federal Tran부천출장안마sit Administration funds, as well as $700 million for projects that don’t benefit the public as much, such 오바마 카지노as roads, water projects, and infrastructure improvements, according to the statement.
The agency said the $900 million bridge would be built without federal funding, but the project would also rely on other federal spending and resources.
The bridge would be completed and open for traffic in 2040, but the agency also said it would begin a work program on transportation infrastructure that would help create a new economy and bring jobs to local communities.
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