Construction work has already begun. Currently, travelers can expect to see delays of up to 20 minutes weeknights between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. due to single lane closures. During these times, traffic will be controlled by flaggers. A temporary construction speed zone has been put in place across the bridge, reducing the speed to 35 mph. This speed reduction will remain in effect until the project is completed next year.
Full weekend closures of The Dalles Bridge have begun, and will and last until the weekend before Memorial Day 2022. Closures are scheduled from 8 p.m. Thursday nights through 6 a.m. Monday mornings.
During these closures, a detour will route traffic across the bridge at Biggs Junction. See map.
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CONSTRUCTION BULLETIN UPDATE FOR 10/11/21 --
The Dalles (Columbia River) Bridge between Washington and Oregon is closed from 8 p.m. on Thursdays through 6 a.m. on Mondays. Use an alternate route during these times. The established, signed detour route is via I-84, US97 at Biggs Jct. and SR14 to the east. Full bridge closures will continue to occur every weekend between September 9, 2021 and May 23, 2022, except for the weekends of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Crews will work overnight (Mon. - Wed. nights); expect delays up to 20 minutes during nighttime hours while flaggers control traffic across the bridge. Crews will continue bridge deck replacement and continue forming new concrete panels at their pre-cast yard location.
Contract Bid Let - Fall 2020
Construction - Spring 2021 - 2022