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Slowed by the earthquake, businesses in Japan are beginning to re-build. Josh Thomas with the Port of Portland says automakers who ship to Portland are finding ways to re-supply factories, but are slowed by a broken infrastructure. “Once some of those type of issues are resolved, they will be able to start looking at how to rebuild. But it is a mammoth effort; we’ve heard anything from $100 to $300-billion dollars.” He thinks some of the construction materials for that mammoth rebuilding will ship through the Port of Portland.

 

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Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.