Earlier this week, area residents yet again had to deal with a traffic snarl during rush hour on the Boone Bridge. After countless such events, some believe it’s past time to work more on this recurring issue.
Here’s The Problem
The I-5 Freeway is a primary transportation artery connecting Canada, the US and Mexico. It also happens to literally run through Wilsonville.
Wilsonville’s Boone Bridge is a narrow ‘choke point’ and if traffic stops there for any significant period, it can take a long time to clear. In May 1999, a ten car accident on the bridge reportedly backed up traffic for nine hours.
Here are a few more examples of accidents bottling up Wilsonville’s Boone Bridge:
Some river crossings have nearby alternative routes…
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