Plans in place to force Oregonians to pay for the privilege of waiting in traffic

Are you ready to pay a toll to cross the Columbia River? Tolls are coming to the I-5 and I-205 bridges, and they’re coming more quickly than you would think.

Earlier this month, the Oregon Transportation Commission circulated a memo with an update on the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program (IBRP). That memo declared, “Tolling would begin in late 2025 to early 2026.” In a slideshow for the commission, one of the slides projected, “I-205 tolling launches by the end of 2024.”