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Express highways -- Oregon -- Planning, Highway planning -- Oregon, Portland (Or.) -- Politics and government


Report on Freeways Location: Your Committee was appointed to study and report on the problems facing the community in the selection of the best route for the location of an augmenting loop of the Interstate Highway system passing through the City of Portland. The loop, encircling the area which lies west of the Willamette River but east of the hills, would extend from a proposed Marquam Bridge in southwest Portland, west via either a Foothills route or a Clay-Market route, thence north by one of several proposed routes to connect with a proposed Fremont bridge. A map of the proposed route is attached to this report.

The decision lies jointly in the hands of the City of Portland, the State Highway Commission and the U. S. Bureau of Public Roads. Announcement of the decision is anticipated for early July, 1960.

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