Coastal Parkway Across French PrairieLand Use Issues
In the past decade there have been at least two proposals to develop a four-lane limited-access parkway across French Prairie to provide faster access from I-5 to the coast. Apart from the traffic and pollution, and the loss of hundreds of acres for the road and its right-of-ways, the main problem is that it would cut the French Prairie ag community in half, physically dividing historic farms and dramatically complicating how local agriculture works. The entire French Prairie community has resolutely stood against this type of development.
Coastal Parkway Posts
The Oregon House Transportation Committee held a hearing on April 8 regarding HB2696, the “Coastal Parkway bill.” The bill did not move forward to a working session, and thus died in this legislative session. What is of note is how overwhelming the opposition was. In...
Mayor speaks out about private bypass
April 20, 2010
Local group proposes private bypass
April 10, 2010
Proposed toll road runs into opposition
April 4, 2010