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Columbia Gorge Projects


Columbia River Gorge Construction

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

Upcoming 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.

Looking for information on current work? 
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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

Overview map

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Project descriptions

1: I-84 Paving

Improves 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 begins in 2023. 

Learn more.

2: U.S. 30 Troutdale Bridge 

Extends the safety and lifespan of the Troutdale Bridge over the Sandy River by reducing the potential for water to deteriorate the bridge supports. 

Schedule: Construction begins in 2024. 

3: U.S. 30 Bridal Veil Bridge 

We are designing a project to repair an aging, historic bridge carrying the Historic Highway over Bridal Veil Creek. 

Schedule: Construction begins in 2024.

4: Multnomah Falls Viaduct Repairs 

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 2023 and summer 2026.

5: I-84 Paving & Toothrock Tunnel 

Repairs the aging floor of the Toothrock Tunnel near Bonneville Dam and repaves the highway between Multnomah Falls and Cascade Locks.

Schedule: Construction began in April 2022 and will continue through fall 2022. 

Learn more. 

6: 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 2024-2025. 



7: 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.

8: I-84 Forest Lane Bridge

Raises the Forest Lane bridge over Interstate 84 in Cascade Locks to accommodate taller trucks.

Schedule: Construction began in February 2022 and will continue through summer 2022. 

9: Viento State Park to Mitchell Point

(Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail)

ODOT, in partnership with Oregon State Parks, is constructing a new 2.7-mile segment of the Historic Highway State Trail -- a walking, biking and hiking facility -- between Viento State Park and Mitchell Point. 

Schedule: Construction began in early 2022 and is scheduled to be complete in 2024.

10: 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 continues into 2023.

11: 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.

Resources

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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.
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

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Additional projects

Corridor-wide projects

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 2023.

Culvert Repairs

We are designing a project to repair culverts along I-84 between Troutdale and Hood River, which extends the lifespan and safety of the highway. 

Schedule: Construction occurs between summer and fall 2022.


Maintenance work

This summer, we expect to repair a 2021 landslide along the Historic Highway one mile west of Multnomah Falls. More information coming online soon.

Other projects

Waterfall Corridor Timed Use Permits

Between May 24 and Sept. 5, 2022, the Timed Use Permit will be required for personal vehicles to access federal lands adjacent to the Waterfall Corridor between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., seven days a week, between the Bridal Veil off-ramp (I-84 Exit 28) and Ainsworth State Park (Exit 35). visit: WaterfallCorridorPermit.org

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. 

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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