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As Oregon and Washington look to the feds for help paying for a new interstate bridge, they need to keep in mind the federal gas tax does not generate a lot of money. Jenn Lavelle with OSPRIG says the appropriations bill the new Congress will debate this year will be funded by earmarks. She says federal gas taxes pay less than half the cost of such bills. The rest of the money comes in the form of earmarks.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)