ODOT outlines traffic solutions near L&C Bridge
The Oregon Department of Transportation has finished its evaluation of Highway 30 congestion at the Lewis and Clark Bridge in Rainier, and is recommending "serious consideration" of potential solutions, according to a Jan. 17 release from ODOT.
Possible solutions include new signalization, alert systems, lane widening and traffic reconfiguration. The ODOT release included no cost estimates to make the changes.
ODOT also plans to add two cameras to provide views of traffic conditions around the bridge and Highway 30, the release notes.
Recognizing potential funding issues to effectuate the changes, ODOT is advising interim solutions, such as educational efforts, traffic monitoring and collaborative work with the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Traffic leading to the Lewis and Clark Bridge has noticeably increased over the past year, the release states, causing eastbound and westbound traffic congestion on Highway 30 during peak travel times.