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Bickendan:

--- Quote from: Bruce on July 29, 2020, 09:17:13 PM ---
--- Quote from: nexus73 on July 29, 2020, 06:52:31 PM ---I-82 was originally planned to go to Seattle.  I always wondered about the backstory on that one.

Rick

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The original plan was Ellensburg to Pendelton, but Washington wanted to add the rest of the US 410 corridor to Tacoma and ultimately Aberdeen in 1959 (see this news report). A key part of the plan would have been a tunnel under Naches Pass, which obviously didn't pan out.

Similarly, Oregon threw out proposals to have I-80N (later I-84) extend up to Astoria.

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Was that part of the 505 to Clatskanie idea? If so, it would have been 505, not 80N/84.

TEG24601:

--- Quote from: Bruce on July 29, 2020, 09:17:13 PM ---
--- Quote from: nexus73 on July 29, 2020, 06:52:31 PM ---I-82 was originally planned to go to Seattle.  I always wondered about the backstory on that one.

Rick

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The original plan was Ellensburg to Pendelton, but Washington wanted to add the rest of the US 410 corridor to Tacoma and ultimately Aberdeen in 1959 (see this news report). A key part of the plan would have been a tunnel under Naches Pass, which obviously didn't pan out.

Similarly, Oregon threw out proposals to have I-80N (later I-84) extend up to Astoria.

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When I was in middle school, the library had been donated an old, leather bound, road atlas from the 1960s. In it, the road over Snoqualmie Pass was designated I-82.  I also recall seeing images of plans to convert US-12, to I-82, all the way to Aberdeen.


It is too bad that Oregon doesn't have a safe way to get to the coast, as all the routes are massively undersized for the traffic that uses them.

KEK Inc.:
I wonder if there ever were plans for I-82 through Stampede Pass. 

Currently, the Green River Watershed seems to only be occupied by Bonneville Power Administration and the main railroad artery east of the Seattle metro area.

TEG24601:
Thinking about unbuild highways, there is the missing piece(s) of SR 501.


There is also SR 109 from Taholah to Queets.


And there is the fact that every ferry route that the state took over in 1953 was supposed to be supplanted by state funded bridges.

OCGuy81:

--- Quote from: TEG24601 on August 06, 2020, 01:16:07 PM ---Thinking about unbuild highways, there is the missing piece(s) of SR 501.


There is also SR 109 from Taholah to Queets.


And there is the fact that every ferry route that the state took over in 1953 was supposed to be supplanted by state funded bridges.

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Was 501 intended to be connected?

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