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Analysis, Review and Results
Significant technical work has been completed to support the Columbia River
Crossing (CRC) project. Results of analyses have been used to inform project
planning, design and pre-construction activities.
CRC follows the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a federal law
requiring agencies that receive federal funding to consider the impacts to
environmental, cultural and social resources from their proposed projects. The
NEPA process led to the receipt of the federal
Record of Decision in December 2011. This document is the culmination of
years of planning and design discussions with project sponsors, stakeholders and
the public. It builds on analyses included in the
2008 and public input received at community briefings, workshops
and public meetings.
Additional research has led to
of the project’s highway, bridge, transit and bicycle and pedestrian elements.
Technical analyses have been performed to address questions related to land use,
bridge design, traffic, tolling options and other topics. CRC has also asked
independent experts to review aspects of the project, including topics such as
greenhouse gas analysis and the project’s bridge type.
The project continues to conduct fieldwork necessary to prepare for construction.