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Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail: Wyeth to Lindsey Creek

Region 1: Portland metro and Hood River County (Cascade Locks, Hood River, Hood River)

T​his segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail will connect Gorton Creek Trailhead at Wyeth (I-84 near milepost 51) to Lindsey Creek. Learn more about the Historic Highway State Trail. 


Traffic Impact

Blasting Update and I-84 Traffic Impacts for the Week of Nov. 20, 2017:  No blasting is scheduled the week of Nov. 20.

The week of Nov. 27, we are anticipating one small blast, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 29. Exact date to be announced when confirmed. 

Although there is no blast scheduled this week, travelers should expect delays during holiday travel due to the lane reductions. This work is located in the same area where eastbound traffic is temporarily diverted into one lane of westbound I-84 due to fire debris removal activity from the Eagle Creek Fire. 

Traffic Impacts: When blasting occurs, expect rolling slowdowns and long delays. 

​Overview: Once a week through November, Interstate 84 travelers will experience rolling slowdowns and delays for rock blasting near milepost 53.

Keeping travelers safe from blasting activities is a top priority. The rolling slowdowns ensure travelers are not in the area as blast occurs. After the blasts, crews will remove rock debris from I-84 before safely reopening the highway.

Visit to see up-to-date traffic impacts. 

Construction Impacts

​This work is located in the same area where eastbound traffic is temporarily diverted into one lane of westbound I-84 due to fire debris removal activity from the Eagle Creek Fire. 

As part of the State Trail construction, a contractor is rock scaling to remove loose rock from the slopes at Shellrock Mountain. No additional traffic impacts for this work are anticipated at this time. 

The same traffic shift now in place for fire debris removal was planned for early 2018 for trail work and rock scaling. Taking advantage of the shift and getting the work done now while the fire debris work is under way reduces the chance that an additional traffic shift for trail work will be needed this winter or spring.


​Construction began in spring 2017 and is expected to continue through summer 2019.



This project will construct a segment of trail between Wyeth and Lindsey Creek.  It is a major undertaking including a trail around Shellrock Mountain on top of the existing bin wall, a 500 foot Summit Creek Viaduct (bridge over land), and the Lindsey Creek Bench Cut.


US 30 | Historic Columbia River Highway near Interstate 84 milepost 52


​The Historic Columbia River Highway was left partially intact after Interstate 84 was built, with the middle section cut into pieces or partially destroyed. Efforts are underway to create vehicle-free paths for cyclists and pedestrians, transforming the abandoned sections into the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

Sixty-five of the original 73 miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway are now open to travel either by motor vehicle (Historic Highway or connecting county roads) or by foot and bicycle (State Trail). Three miles are in construction, which leaves only 5 miles needed to complete the connection.

Once the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail is complete, previously severed stretches of old highway will be transformed into world-class cycling and pedestrian destination. 

No longer will cyclists need to travel on Interstate 84 from Troutdale to Hood River. 

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Project Contacts

Community Affairs Coordinator
Katelyn Jackson

Community Affairs Coordinator
Susan Hanson

Last Updated

11/20/2017 12:20 PM

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