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I-84 construction brings improvements in 2016!

On I-84, from east of Troutdale to The Dalles, ODOT will repave and replace center barriers, as well as repair rockfall and bridges. The projects will result in a smoother ride, increased safety and extend the life of the highway.

Learn what this means to your travel plans!
2016 Construction (including planning projects underway and public events)

Travelers should be aware of potential traffic impacts and plan their trips accordingly. Visit TripCheck.com for current traffic conditions or sign up for construction update email around the region.
*Schedule is subject to change due to weather and site conditions

​2016 Construction*

Project Documents
Newsletter mailed to local residents and businesses - Winter 2016 (PDF, 218KB) 
Paving Sandy River to Multnomah Falls
What? Pave 14-miles of I-84 from the Sandy River (east of Troutdale) to Multnomah Falls. Caution! Bikes advised to use the Historic Highway State Trail during construction. 
When? Mostly night construction from June to October 2016.*
More information? Learn more about the construction details​
Tanner Creek Bridge Repair at Bonneville Dam
What? The bridge over Tanner Creek near Bonneville Dam was paved and repaired. 
When? Construction took place from February to July 2016. 
More information? Learn more about the construction details​​​
Paving Cascade Locks to Hood River
What? Pave 18-miles of I-84 between Cascade Locks and Hood River; some additional barrier will be installed between east and westbound traffic (daytime construction). 
When? Mostly night construction from June to September 2016.
More information? Learn more about the construction details​​ including ramp closures
Extending the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
What? The State Trail extension between Lindsey Creek and Starvation Creek will include a single lane closure on I-84 near Starvation Creek Trailhead (exit 55). The new trail section is expected to open September 2016.​
When? Day and night single, eastbound lane closure Monday 6 a.m. to Thursday 6 p.m. from February to June 2016 near exit 55.*
More information? The following trails will be closed Monday 6 a.m. to Friday 6 p.m. until August 31, 2016
  • Trail 413 - MT Defiance Trail
  • Trail 414 - Starvation Ridge Trail
  • Trail 414A - Starvation Ridge Cutoff Trail
The trails will be open holiday weekends for 4th of July and Labor Day from 6 p.m. Friday through Tuesday 6 a.m. Learn more about the construction details​​​
Hood River Rockfall Repair
What? Repair a hillside west of Hood River (at milepost 61) to reduce the chance of future rockfalls. The right eastbound lane of I-84 will be closed for about 3 months. Caution! Bikes will travel on a temporary shoulder.
When? Day and night construction September 2016 to May 2017.*
More information? Learn more about the construction details​​
Mosier to The Dalles Paving and Median Barrier Replacement
What? Pave 8-miles of I-84 between Rowena and The Dalles and replace 14-miles of median barriers on I-84 between Mosier and The Dalles.
When? Expect day and night construction in June to September 2016.*
More information? Learn more about the construction details​​
Paving and Bridge Construction in The Dalles
What? I-84 was repaved in The Dalles and a bridge was built at Fifteen Mile Creek.
When? Construction took place from February 2015 to June 2016; minor work will take place into fall 2016.*
More information? Learn more about the construction details​
Washington State Projects
More information? Learn more about the 2016 construction projects in Southwest Washington

* Schedule is subject to change due to weather and site conditions


Planning Projects
ODOT is working on two planning projects to address congestion and transit use in the Gorge. 
Historic Columbia River Highway Collaborative: This Historic Scenic Highway provides access to the wonders of the Columbia Gorge features including its amazing waterfalls and spectacular hiking trails.  With its success as a premier tourist attraction comes the obligation to manage the related congestion resulting from the large numbers of visitors in a way that preserves the integrity and values of the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area.
The Oregon Solutions approach helps bring together partners in a neutral and collaborative way to address issues and opportunities.  By integrating and leveraging resources, this project has the potential to ensure that the success in attracting visitors to The Gorge can be managed in as safe and responsible way as possible.
Gorge Transit Study: The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has initiated the Columbia River Gorge Transit Study​ to identify near-term solutions for both residents and visitors. The transit solutions are intended to provide transportation options, enhance mobility and improve safety on I-84 especially near Multnomah Falls. The study also will examine the potential to complement existing intercity transit service between Portland and Hood River with stops at key Gorge destinations.
Columbia Gorge Express bus: The result of the Columbia River Gorge Transit Study (above), the Columbia Gorge Express is a pilot bus service that offers a convenient, reliable and fun way to get from Portland to Multnomah Falls. Linking Gateway Transit Center with Multnomah Falls and Rooster Rock State Park, the Columbia Gorge Express bus provides a relaxing option for accessing some of the best the Gorge has to offer. It will run 12 times each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from May 27 to Sept. 25, 2016. 


Public events
ODOT will host several information booth events throughout the year to answer questions about these projects. Stop by any of these dates to ask questions or submit a comment below. 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Columbia Market (450 SW Wanapa, Cascade Locks​) from 4 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Listening Station at the Corbett Grange (37493 Grange Hall Road​, Corbett) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Hosted by the Oregon Solutions project which is studying congestion in the Gorge; learn more about the event​
Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Multnomah Falls Visitor Center (I-84 exit 31, Corbett​) from 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Hood River Farmer's Market (5th & Columbia Parking lot​) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Know before you go!

Top 5 things to know before you go: 
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Remember, Restore, Reconnect. 2016 marks 100 years of the Historic Highway. Celebrate in communities throughout the Gorge all year long: www.HistoricHighway.org
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Be aware of your surroundings. Prepare for summer traffic and for driving in ice, rain, or wind during spring, fall, and winter. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers should be aware of each other to ensure safe travels. 

Start your weekend travels right!
 Try to avoid peak travel times during the busy summer months
.  Traffic congestion usually happens heading east on Friday afternoons/evenings (or the day before a holiday) and heading west on Sunday afternoons/evenings (or the day after a holiday weekend).  Avoiding these travel times can help you skip a negative impact to the start or end of your weekend travels.​

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Park responsibly. The Gorge is popular! Carpool or take a tour bus/taxi to scenic locations. Be sure to park only at marked parking areas.
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Plan, prepare and enjoy! Try to visit the Gorge during off-peak times (weekdays or mornings) or months (November to April). Visit www.TripCheck.com​ to see current traffic conditions before you leave.  

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Spread the word. Learn about the Gorge's resources and share your knowledge with others. Here are some useful links to get you started:​

Recreation
Travel
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Future Construction*

Construction will take place in the following areas in 2017 and beyond.* More information will be provided once it is available:

Multnomah Falls Electronic Sign System

What? ODOT is working to increase safety and reduce congestion in the Gorge with a variety of projects. This electronic signage system on I-84 is one piece of the puzzle. The electronic sign system will increase driver awareness of highway conditions, provide alternatives when the Multnomah Falls parking lot is closed, and offer flexible messaging in an emergency.
When? Construction should take place spring-summer 2017 and will require shoulder/single lane closures on I-84*
More information? Learn more about the construction details​ (PDF, 234KB) and review the renderings of the two new electronic signs​ (PDF, 3.34MB) - July 2016. 

Extending the Historic Columbia River State Trail

What? ODOT and Western Federal Lands are finalizing the design for the next segment of the Historic Highway State Trail extension between Lindsey Creek and Wyeth (exit 51 on I-84). This section of the State Trail will be a major undertaking, with the trail extending around Shellrock Mountain on top of the existing bin wall, a 500' Summit Creek Viaduct (bridge over land), and the Lindsey Creek bench cut. 
When? Construction is expected to start in early 2017 through late 2018 and will require lane closures/changes to I-84 during construction.*
More information? More information will be added in the future; more information about the Historic Highway is available

257th Bridge Replacement in Troutdale

What? ODOT is working on replacing the bridge at 257th in Troutdale. 
When? Construction is expected to start in 2018.*
More information? More information will be added in the future.

Farley Landslide Mitigation

What? ODOT is beginning a project to mitigate an active, historic landslide causing significant surface cracking and settlement of I-84 at milepost 48, just east of Cascade Locks. 
When? Construction is expected spring - fall 2018 and will require lane closures during construction.*
More information? More information will be added in the future. ​

Hood River-Rowena Project

What? ODOT is working on improving I-84 from Hood River east to Rowena. 
When? Construction is expected to start in 2018.*
More information? More information will be added in the future.

I-84 Hood River Bridge Deck Replacement

What? ODOT is working on replacing the I-84 bridge deck on the eastside of Hood River. 
When? Construction is expected to start in 2019.*
More information? More information will be added in the future.

* Schedule is subject to change due to weather and site conditions
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Past Construction*

Project Documents
Poster of I-84 construction projects - Spring 2015 (PDF, 170KB)
Newsletter mailed to local residents and businesses - Spring 2015 (PDF, 185KB)

Improving Troutdale exit/interchange
What? ODOT is widening Marine Drive between the two frontage roads and replacing the I-84 overpass bridge to make traveling into and around exit 17 easier.
When? Expect day and night construction from January to December 2015.*
More information? Learn more about the construction details​​
Adding Rumble Strips Multnomah Falls to Cascade Locks
What? Added rumble strips along the shoulder and center barrier to increase safety.
When? Nighttime construction was finished in September 2015.*
More information? Learn more about the construction details​
Replacing Barriers Cascade Locks to Hood River
What? Replaced the center concrete barriers before paving 18-miles of I-84 in 2016.
When? Construction started in July and finished in October 2015.
More information? Learn more about the construction details​​
Paving and Bridge Construction in The Dalles
What? Repave four-miles of I-84 through The Da​lles and do bridge construction at Threemile Creek. Caution! One lane will be continuously closed during construction, except on Memorial Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving weekends.​
When? Expect mostly day construction from February 2015 to June 2016.*
More information? Learn more about the construction details​
Paving Celilo to Rufus
What? Repave about 14-miles of I-84 and replace the center concrete barrier.
When? Expect day and night construction, with one lane closed during the work from May to July 2015.*
More information? Learn more about the construction details​
Washington State Projects
More information? Learn more about the 2015 construction projects in Southwest Washington​

Public events
ODOT hosted two information booths in the Gorge to answer questions and share project information (Saturday, May 9 at the Multnomah Falls Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Hood River Farmers' Market from 5 to 8 p.m.).  

How can I get more information?

Learn more at a public event
ODOT will host several information booth events throughout 2016 to answer questions about these projects. Stop by any of these dates (see 2016 Construction above) to ask questions or submit a comment below. 

 

 Join the mailing list or send a comment

 

You can also contact Brandy Steffen, ODOT Community Affairs Coordinator if you have questions or comments about this project during regular business hours at 503-731-8230 or Brandy.Steffen@odot.state.or.us​​​

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