Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Springfield -A new I-5 interchange at Franklin Boulevard is not needed...

KVAL


and would not fix any traffic problems. However, the mayor of Springfield begs to differ and thinks that more study should be done.
While ODOT planners say there's no clear justification for the ramps, they've left the door open for more study, if local governments pony up the cash. Discussions about the interchange picked up momentum two years ago with the building of the temporary I-5 bridge over the Willamette River.

A memo from ODOT senior planner Tom Boyatt says there's not a clear justification within the next 20 years for developing the interchange or the ramps, and that no pressing traffic problems would be fixed. [so why do we need a high be speed bus system then? ] He went on to say, "If the community is interested in pursuing that study, then it's primarily a community driven project and the expectation would be that there'd be significant leadership from the cities."

Leiken says the Franklin interchange project has wide support from U-of-O President Dave Frohnmayer [which means what?] and others. He thinks problems can be overcome and the agency memo is premature. Leiken explains, "We know that this process is going to take time, but don't pull the plug. Let's see what we can do."

Rough estimates for a Franklin Boulevard interchange run from 80 to 120 million dollars.

While I will admit that having an offramp from I-5 to Franklin Boulevard would be convenient, I personally do not think that Franklin Boulevard could handle the influx of traffic especially with the new high-speed bus system sharing the roadway.

I would say a more pressing issue would be to fix the Beltline between Delta highway and River Road.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robin, Some day you need to sit down with Mr. Leiken. He is a master negotiater and keeps more opportunities in his hip pocket than maybe any elected official I have ever met. Don't let his big smile and charisma fool you. When you highlighted Dave Frohnmayer it is called a new Mac Court, Phil Knight and a possible NCAA 1st and 2nd round tournament, and yes the Mayor is right in the middle of it. The other is the future development of Glenwood. Can you say McKenzie-Willamette hospital in Glenwood. His track record is simple, over $700 million of new investment in Springfield alone the past 5 years and literally thousands of new jobs created. No wonder Ken Mehlman and co. are talking with him about a run for congress in 2008. Sorry Jim it ain't happening.

12:04 AM  
Anonymous Bob H. said...

Where we need a bridge is from River Rd. to the back of Valley River Center. That would ease traffic on Belt Line, Washington-Jefferson, Delta, and Downtown. It could run from the north end of the Chambers bridge where it meets N.W. Expressway and go over by the bike bridge. It will never happen though because it might interfere with the illegals soccer field.

1:44 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 09.19
michael kors outlet, prada handbags, louis vuitton, replica watches, gucci outlet, louis vuitton, tiffany and co, prada outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, jordan shoes, longchamp outlet, burberry, louboutin shoes, ray ban sunglasses, christian louboutin outlet, ugg boots, louis vuitton, polo ralph lauren outlet, uggs on sale, ugg boots, ugg boots, louis vuitton outlet, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, replica watches, tory burch outlet, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp, tiffany jewelry, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, burberry outlet online, nike free, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, nike air max, michael kors outlet, louboutin outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, ugg boots, michael kors, nike outlet, louboutin

12:03 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

michael kors, coach outlet, air force, nike air max, ray ban pas cher, longchamp pas cher, michael kors, hermes, michael kors, true religion outlet, lacoste pas cher, kate spade outlet, timberland, north face, nike blazer, coach factory outlet, vanessa bruno, coach outlet, air jordan pas cher, air max, north face, oakley pas cher, new balance pas cher, nike roshe run, lululemon, ralph lauren pas cher, burberry, hogan, true religion jeans, hollister pas cher, coach purses, converse pas cher, kate spade handbags, nike free, true religion jeans, sac longchamp, vans pas cher, chanel handbags, hollister, true religion jeans, tn pas cher, ray ban uk, michael kors, sac guess, louboutin pas cher

12:06 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ralph lauren uk, north face outlet, abercrombie and fitch, babyliss, giuseppe zanotti, asics running shoes, nike air max, longchamp, jimmy choo shoes, wedding dresses, nike air max, nike roshe, mac cosmetics, ferragamo shoes, mcm handbags, p90x workout, north face outlet, reebok shoes, hollister, soccer jerseys, mulberry, ghd, beats by dre, soccer shoes, insanity workout, birkin bag, nike trainers, nfl jerseys, bottega veneta, hollister, nike huarache, vans shoes, baseball bats, herve leger, lululemon, mont blanc, abercrombie and fitch, instyler, chi flat iron, nike free run uk, nike roshe, new balance, celine handbags, nike air max, valentino shoes

12:07 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

karen millen, pandora jewelry, iphone 6 cases, swarovski crystal, louis vuitton, hollister, toms shoes, oakley, pandora jewelry, coach outlet, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, ray ban, thomas sabo, marc jacobs, swarovski, michael kors outlet online, louboutin, bottes ugg, supra shoes, converse outlet, vans, sac louis vuitton pas cher, converse, doke gabbana outlet, michael kors outlet, wedding dresses, replica watches, louis vuitton, lancel, timberland boots, hollister, pandora charms, ugg boots uk, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, michael kors handbags, ugg pas cher, pandora charms, montre pas cher, juicy couture outlet, gucci, juicy couture outlet, nike air max, ralph lauren, links of london, ugg,uggs,uggs canada
ninest123 09.19

12:09 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home