Clackamas County, OR asking state for alternative to tolling I-205

Clackamas County commissioners are asking Oregon legislators and Gov. Kate Brown to find funding sources other than tolling to complete the proposed widening of Interstate 205 between Lake Oswego’s Stafford Road and Highway 213 in Oregon City.

County Chair Jim Bernard said he had a conversation with Oregon Department of Transportation Director Kris Strickler this week in which Bernard suggested the I-205 project could use some of the funds that are currently held up, as major decisions over the Rose Quarter I-5 widening project remain up in the air.