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First New Portland-Area Highway in 34 Years Opens Today

The sun rises on the new Sunrise Expressway in Oregon.
July 1, 2016, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Elliot Njus reports that the Portland-area's first new highway in 34 years opens today.

"The four-lane, 2.5-mile Sunrise Expressway extends the Milwaukie Expressway east to connect to Clackamas Highway and includes no other exits," according to Njus. The highway opened at 5 am this morning, and includes two new bicycle and pedestrian paths.

"The $130 million project is meant to take traffic off local streets and make a faster connection for freight trucks traveling between the Clackamas Industrial Area and Interstate 205," explains Njus. 

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Published on Thursday, June 30, 2016 in The Oregonian
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