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Author Topic: Roads that Could Have Been in the Northwest  (Read 9970 times)

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Re: Roads that Could Have Been in the Northwest
« Reply #75 on: August 24, 2020, 01:02:39 AM »

If the bridge was built, Camas would look a lot more like Orchards. The Camas-Washougal area is already sprawling out too, so accelerating it would be disastrous.

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Re: Roads that Could Have Been in the Northwest
« Reply #76 on: August 24, 2020, 11:56:33 AM »

If the bridge was built, Camas would look a lot more like Orchards. The Camas-Washougal area is already sprawling out too, so accelerating it would be disastrous.

I mean, sure, there would be some growth. But Washington has Urban Growth Boundaries as well, so it would be somewhat tempered. But I think a NE-SW alignment would discourage people who are trying to commute into Portland proper, so commuters would primarily use it if they were going to Troutdale, Gresham, the Airport Way corridor, etc. I just think it's a limited market for local use, but a stronger market for regional freight traffic.
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Re: Roads that Could Have Been in the Northwest
« Reply #77 on: August 27, 2020, 03:03:27 PM »

I've got to say, I'm glad they didn't build the 33rd Ave. bridge over the Columbia or the Laurelhurst Freeway along 37th Avenue.  They are densely populated neighborhoods.  Much better that they put the freeway and I-205 out in what was then sparsely settled suburbs.
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