Poll: Fix Wilsonville’s I-5 Bridge Snarls?

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.

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Wilsonville’s Boone Bridge

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. 

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Boone Bridge Accident Backups Can Stretch For Miles

Here are a few more examples of accidents bottling up Wilsonville’s Boone Bridge:

Boone Bridge truck-boat crash blocks I-5

Another Boone Bridge boat crash blocks I-5

Some river crossings have nearby alternative routes. But in order to get back onto I-5, the closest Willamette River crossing points include either a lengthy drive West to Newberg, or East to access the Canby Ferry, or even further East to reach Highway 99E.  

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Accident Blocks Traffic on Wilsonville’s Boone Bridge

One Possible Solution
A ‘fast response’ bridge clearing team could be coordinated with local police and fire departments. Traffic accidents on the Boone Bridge might then be cleared with less delay.

An exception would be in the instance of a fatal accident, when a more time-intensive traffic investigation is frequently necessary. However, even then it may be possible to more quickly respond with flares, traffic cones and personnel. But a ‘fast response’ team is just one possibility. There are likely other ideas that could help mitigate this recurring problem.

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Website Keeps Wilsonville Residents Safer

Few things are as important to most people as personal safety. So wouldn’t it be neat if you could type in a local address to determine crime statistics and also find out if a sex offender lives nearby, for free?

You, too can help combat crime!
You, too can help combat crime!

Well believe it or not, there is such a website and it’s called PortlandMaps.com.

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Perhaps best of all, the information you’ll find at PortlandMaps.com is not limited to Portland, but includes much of the greater Portland Metro area…including Wilsonville.

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Most Wilsonville Residents Would Want To Know If Any Of These Jokers Lived Nearby

Along with local crime information, there’s much more that the website PortlandMaps.com offers. This includes maps (of course), plus transportation information, along with environmental reports and utility projects. 

Here’s a list of some information PortlandMaps.com provides within the Portland Metro area, including Wilsonville:

  • Assessor/Tax Lot Information
  • Aerial Photography
  • Building Footprints
  • Building Permits
  • Census
  • Crime Data
  • Elevation
  • Parks
  • Mass Transit
  • Natural Hazard
  • Schools
  • Urban Growth Boundary
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Water/Sewer
  • Zip Code
  • Zoning Maps

Can’t wait to get started? Then click here!

Wilsonville Among Safest Cities

A recent real estate news poll reveals Wilsonville is among Oregon’s safest cities.

The online survey includes Oregon cities with more than 10,000 residents.

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Thanks To Great Policing, Wilsonville Ranks High For Public Safety

Read the complete article on Wilsonville, Oregon’s excellent safety ranking here. 

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Thinking about moving to a safer neighborhood? Contact Wilsonville’s own Certified Realty – Oregon’s choice since 1950 – using the convenient contact form below.