The Brooks I-5 interchange has been woefully inadequate at peak hours for years. The interchange has one-lane on and off ramps, no stop lights and at peak hours drivers trying to exit the freeway can back up onto the interstate.
Brooks Intermodal and Transload Facility Proposal Delivered to ODOT
On September 27, 2018 the Oregon Port of Willamette delivered its comprehensive proposal for an intermodal and transload facility in Brooks to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
The Oregon Port of Willamette proposal for Brooks is one of two finalists in a competition for a $23.75 million lottery-funded grant.
Three entities will review the competing proposals during 120 days after the September 27 submission. These are ODOT, Business Oregon (Oregon’s Economic Development agency), and a third-party reviewer. The two competing proposals will then be submitted, along with the reviewers’ comments, to the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC). The five-member OTC will then choose the grant winner.