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Project Details

Historic Columbia River Highway Congestion & Transportation Safety Improvement Plan

Planning Phase

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

The congestion and transportation safety improvement plan will recommend projects and programs to improve safety, reduce vehicular congestion and enhance visitor experience in the Historic Highway corridor for all transportation modes. The project planning area includes the Historic Highway along the “waterfall corridor” from Women’s Forum to Ainsworth State Park.


Meetings and Events

The next Project Leadership Team meeting is scheduled for Feb. 21, 2018.

The meeting will be held at ODOT Region 1 (123 NW Flanders in Portland, OR). Please check in at the front desk.
Meetings are open to the public. 


  • Existing Conditions/Data collection (summer/fall 2017)
  • Analysis and plan creation (fall/winter 2017)
  • Plan Review and Refinement (winter/spring 2018)



Project objectives include:
  • Reducing conflicts between Historic Highway users (cars, bikes, pedestrians) and reducing excessive delay/congestion within the corridor.
  • Reducing congestion, illegally parked cars and delayed emergency response/rescue due to congestion.
  • Identifying sustainable funding sources for implementation.
  • Enhancing safe and convenient opportunities for people walking, biking and taking public transportation to reduce congestion, increase public safety and enhance visitor experience.
  • Providing improved access for recreational and scenic enjoyment of natural and cultural resources adjacent to the corridor.
  • Reducing impacts from congestion and illegal parking on the scenic, natural, cultural and recreational resources.
  • Considering and addressing safety, parking and congestion impacts on Multnomah County-owned facilities.


US 30 | ​Histor​ic Columbia River Highway from Women's Forum to Ainsworth State Park.

Additional Information

For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

¿Hablas español? Podemos proporcionar la información de esta publicación en español, por favor llame al 503-731-4128.

Maps & Media

Cars stuck in congestion line the Historic Highway.

Project Contact

Senior Planner
Terra Lingley

Last Updated

11/22/2017 11:11 AM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
PLT-Meeting-1-Packet-HHCP.pdfThe Project Leadership Team held its first meeting Nov. 21, 2017. This PDF is the meeting packet and presentation.

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