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**The Historic Columbia River Highway is now open between Bridal Veil and Ainsworth State Park. This section of highway has been closed since the Eagle Creek Fire. Visit for current road conditions. Winter weather may force closures of the Historic Highway. 

ODOT reduced formal and informal parking spots where additional hazards are anticipated. Vehicles violating restrictions or blocking driveways will be towed. 

The U.S. Forest Service and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department are also opening facilities. Visit the U.S. Forest Service website and Ready, Set, GOrge to see what’s open.**


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Open house for the Historic Highway Congestion and Safety Plan

October 3 from 5-7 p.m.
at the Hollywood Senior Center 
1820 NE 40th Ave in Portland

Or participate online​ Sept. 24 through Oct. 8. 

​Throughout 2016, we invited you to drive, hike and bike the Highway and State Trail, view magnificent waterfalls and vistas, visit communities along the way, and participate in local events that were included in the Centennial Celebration.

View the Season of Celebration map and calendar for a full list of events.





Contact Information

Oregon Department of Transportation, Region1 
123 NW Flanders  
Portland, OR

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