Skip to main content

Oregon State Flag An official website of the State of Oregon »

Phased Reopening and One-Way Project


During summer 2018, ODOT considered opening the Historic Highway in a one-way configuration for a short-term demonstration project, which we called the phased reopening. Westbound vehicular traffic would have been restricted between Ainsworth State Park, and just west of Wahkeena Falls. People biking and walking would have shared the westbound lane. 

We will not be implementing a one-way configuration on the Historic Columbia River Highway at this time. 

Due to the continued challenges recovering from the Eagle Creek Fire, ODOT has postponed the project so we can take a holistic approach to the corridor and its users’ needs. 

ODOT has continued interest in trying projects from the ODOT-led Congestion and Safety Plan so we can study traffic and safety impacts. We may, in coordination with a future project or event on the Historic Highway, pursue a limited-duration one-way configuration in the future. 

For current conditions on the Historic Highway, visit

Overview map for web.jpg 
(Click to enlarge)

Contact Information

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

Other Historic Highway Pages

Historic Highway Home

State Trail

News and Events



Advisory Committee

Phased reopening