Final CRC environmental plans available Sept 23

first_imgWith approval on its final environmental document from federal and state transportation departments and four local agencies, the Columbia River Crossing project will publish its final environmental document on Sept. 23, project officials said in a news bulletin Monday.The final Environmental Impact Statement describes the project’s improvements and its community and environmental effects. It also will provide responses to comments received on the draft EIS. On Sept. 23, the final EIS will be available at www.columbiarivercrossing.org. Printed copies also will be available at the CRC project office in Vancouver, 700 Washington St. Suite 300, regional offices of the Washington State Department of Transportation and Oregon Department of Transportation, and at several local libraries. Printed copies of the full document or the executive summary with a DVD may be requested by emailing [email protected] More information about viewing locations and requesting the document may be found on the CRC website.Representatives of the Federal Transit Administration, Federal Highway Administration, WSDOT, ODOT, TriMet, C-TRAN, Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council, and Metro approved the final EIS last week.The federal record of decision on the project’s environmental review is expected by the end of this year. Once the decision is received, right-of-way acquisition and construction contract development can begin.last_img read more