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Columbia Gorge Projects

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Columbia River Gorge Construction

I-84 & U.S. 30 (Historic Columbia River Highway) 

Projects between I-205 and Hood River


The Columbia River Gorge is one of Oregon’s seven wonders – home to the first highway in the Pacific Northwest, sweeping vistas and rich history. And for more than 100 years, it’s been an important corridor for freight movements, both in the water and on the road.

Over the next several years, we have many construction projects planned on Interstate 84 between Interstate 205 and Hood River, and on the Historic Columbia River Highway between Troutdale and Hood River. 

Each project brings benefits to residents, businesses and visitors by increasing safety, extending the lifespan of the highways or completing a gap in walking and biking infrastructure. 

Learn more about each project below.

How to use the interactive map:

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You can also select the ‘maximize icon’ in the upper-right corner to open the full-size map and navigate using the steps above (make sure pop-ups are allowed in your internet browser). If you need a little more help navigating the map, you can review a detailed instructional video here.

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Construcción en la garganta del río Columbia

La garganta del río Columbia es una de las siete maravillas de Oregón: además de la primera carretera en el Pacífico Noroeste, tiene maravillosos paisajes y una rica historia. Y durante más de 100 años, ha sido un corredor importante para movimientos de carga, tanto en el agua como en la carretera.
Para los próximos años, tenemos muchos proyectos de construcción planeados en la Interstate 84 entre la Interstate 205 y el río Hood, y en la Carretera Histórica del Río Columbia entre Troutdale y el río Hood. Ver información en español

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Current traffic impacts overview (Feb. 23, 2024):  

Travelers on I-84 can expect:
  • Periodic daytime single lane closures on I-84 west and daytime shoulder closures on I-84 east between Bridal Veil and The Dalles for culvert repair. 

Travelers in Hood River near Cascade Avenue and Rand Road can expect:

  • Signed and accessible pedestrian detours.

Questions or comments?

Contact ODOT:
Katelyn Jackson, Community Affairs Coordinator
503-489-9057
Project Hotline
24/7 Noise: 503-294-1570
Project Accommodation Request
503-731-4128

Resources

Sign up for email or text updates to stay informed as projects progress. 





Visit WSDOT.com to learn about projects on SR 14 in Washington.

Traffic conditions

  • Know before you go: For real-time traffic impacts in Oregon, visit TripCheck.com
  • For real-time travel information in Washington, visit WSDOT.com/traffic.

Trip planning

  • For those visiting the Gorge, whether it be for a day hike or a week-long adventure, ReadysetGorge.com contains tips for your trip. 
  • Did you know the Gorge has its own transit system, including to destinations like Multnomah Falls? Visits ridecatbus.org to find more information about routes, schedules and tickets.

Current Construction

Mitchell Point Tunnel 

(Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail)
ODOT, in partnership with Oregon State Parks, is constructing a new segment of the Historic Highway State Trail -- a walking, biking and hiking facility -- at Mitchell Point. 
Schedule: Construction began in 2021 and the tunnel is expected to open in 2024.

U.S. 30 Cascade Avenue at Rand Road

Improves safety and accessibility at the intersection of U.S. 30 (Cascade Ave.) and Rand Road to align 
the north and south roads of the intersection, adds a traffic signal, improves or adds sidewalk and curb ramps, improves stormwater drainage, and adds new street-lighting.  
Schedule: Construction occurs from early 2023 through spring 2024.

A Better Red

TriMet is constructing a new bridge over I-84 at Gateway as part of its Better Red Project. Travelers may encounter shoulder closures on I-84 and I-205, and nighttime lane closures on I-84; full closures of I-84 east Exit 7; and several full weekend closures of I-84 at I-205. 
Schedule: Construction began in 2021 and continues through 2024. 

Future Construction

U.S. 30 Bridal Veil Bridge 

We are designing a repair to a bridge on the Historic Columbia River Highway between Shepperd’s Dell State Park and Bridal Veil Falls. 
Schedule: Construction begins in early 2025.

Multnomah Falls Viaduct Repairs 

(U.S. 30/Historic Columbia River Highway)

Two historic viaducts carry traffic on the Historic Columbia River Highway on either side of Multnomah Falls. The viaducts are aging and need repairs. These repairs will allow the viaducts to continue to carry traffic along the Historic Highway for years to come. 
Schedule: Construction occurs between fall 2024 and summer 2026.

I-84 McCord Creek Bridge

Replaces the aging bridge carrying I-84 east over McCord Creek near Warrendale. Replacing the bridge will increase the safety and lifespan of the highway.
Schedule: Construction occurs in 2025-2026. 
Learn more.

I-84 Ruckel Creek Culvert

We are planning to repair a culvert that carries Ruckel Creek under I-84 just west of Cascade Locks. 
Schedule: Construction occurs in 2024.

U.S. 30 Sign Upgrades

We are designing a project to install new curve warning signs and upgrade other signs to improve safety along the drivable sections of the Historic Highway between Troutdale and Hood River. 
Schedule: Construction will begin in 2024.

Completed projects

I-84 Paving

Improved the roadway surface on two sections of I-84: from Interstate 205 to 169th Avenue, and from just east of 201st Avenue to Marine Drive (exit 17).

Schedule: Construction began in spring 2023 and finished in fall 2023.

Learn more.

Landslide Repair

We repaired a 2021 landslide along the Historic Highway one mile west of Multnomah Falls. The landslide was visible from I-84 and the repair began in 2022 and finished in fall 2023.

U.S. 30 Troutdale Bridge 

We studied the condition of the bridge supports or piers for signs of water eroding sediment and opted for long-term monitoring instead of repairs.
Schedule: Project was cancelled in 2023. 

Viento State Park to Mitchell Point (Historic Highway State Trail)

ODOT, in partnership with Oregon State Parks, constructed 2 more miles of the Historic Highway State Trail -- a walking, biking and hiking facility -- from Viento State Park east toward Mitchell Point. 
Schedule: Construction began in early 2022 and finished in spring 2023.

Culvert Repairs

This project is finished and construction is complete. We repaired 15 culverts along I-84 between Troutdale and Hood River to extend the lifespan and safety of the highway. 
Schedule: Construction occurred between summer and September of 2022.

I-84 Forest Lane Bridge

This project is finished and work is complete. We raised the Forest Lane bridge over Interstate 84 in Cascade Locks to accommodate taller trucks.
Schedule: Construction began in February and finished in September 2022. 

I-84 Paving & Toothrock Tunnel 

Repaired the aging floor of the Toothrock Tunnel near Bonneville Dam and repaved the highway between Multnomah Falls and Cascade Locks.
Schedule: Construction began in April 2022 and finishied summer 2023. 

What is the Historic Columbia River Highway?

The Historic Columbia River Highway was constructed between 1913 and 1922. In the early 1950s, many miles were damaged or destroyed to pave the way for I-84. Currently, an effort is underway to restore all 73 miles of the highway from Troutdale to The Dalles. Some segments, known as the Historic Highway State Trail, will be accessible only by people walking, rolling or biking.  We are so close to completing the restoration of all 73 miles. Two projects are underway, with the last 1.6 mile segment scheduled to begin construction when funding is secured. 
Learn more about the projects at www.historichighway.org.
We are so close to completing the restoration of all 73 miles. Two projects are underway now!
Learn more about the projects at www.historichighway.org.


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.

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