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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. 

View a map of project locations and learn more about each project below or download a handout. 

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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 2022. 

Learn more.

2: U.S. 30 Troutdale Bridge over the Sandy River Repair

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 Repair
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 Viaducts Repair

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 2022 and summer 2025.


5: I-84 Toothrock Tunnel & Paving 
Repairs the aging floor of the Toothrock Tunnel (which carries 
I-84 east near Bonneville Dam)
and repaves the highway between Multnomah Falls and Cascade Locks.

Schedule: Construction begins in 2022. 

Learn more. 

6: I-84: McCord Creek Bridge Replacement

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

Schedule: Construction begins in 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 begins in 2022.

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 begins in 2023.

Resources

Sign up for email 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.
Questions or comments?
Contact ODOT:
Katelyn Jackson, Community Affairs Coordinator
503-731-8503 

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Questions, comments or concerns?​

Call 1-888-Ask-ODOT or
1-888-275-6368

Email us



Additional projects

Corrdor-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 begins in 2023.

Learn more. 

I-84: Culvert Repair

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 begins in 2022.


Maintenance work
In 2021, we will patch small sections of rutted pavement on I-84 between Ainsworth State Park and Cascade Lock prior to repaving in 2022. Currently scheduled for 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 6-9. 

Other projects

A Better Red

TriMet is constructing a new bridge over I-84 at Gateway as part of its Better Red Project. In 2021, expect shoulder closures and nighttime lane closures on I-84 and shoulder closures on I-205 north, and full closures of I-84 eastbound Exit 7. In subsequent years, expect additional lane closures and full closures of I-84 and additional closures of I-84 eastbound Exit 7. 

Schedule: Construction occurs in 2021 to 2023. 

What is the Historic Columbia River Highway?

Constructed between 1913 and 1922, the Historic Columbia River Highway overcame all odds. At the turn of the century, after visiting Europe’s great roads, two men had a vision to create an even better road here in the United States designed exclusively for this new contraption called the automobile. This road would lay lightly on the land and take its users to the most beautiful spots and breathtaking vistas of the Columbia River Gorge.

In the early 1950s, many miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway were damaged or destroyed to pave the way for Interstate 84. The passage of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act in 1986 motivated the Oregon State Legislature to commit to restore the entire Historic Highway to its glory days of the 1920s.

Currently, an effort is underway to restore all 73 miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway from Troutdale to The Dalles. Some segments are accessible to cars and cyclists, such as near Multnomah Falls. 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. One project is underway now, with another scheduled to begin construction in 2022. 

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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