Where Forest Lane crosses over I-84 in Cascade Locks.
Cost and Funding
Project cost: $4,376,366.00
The bridge is the last low-height structure between Troutdale and Hood River on this critical freight route. Raising the existing 16.7-foot structure to 17.4 feet will allow tall trucks to use I-84 instead of using alternate routes.
Frequently asked questions
What are the benefits?
Using alternate routes, like Oregon 35 and U.S. 26, due to height restrictions on I-84 can be costly and time consuming. Using I-84 saves businesses time and money. It also improves safety on roads used as alternate routes.
Did ODOT consider lowering I-84 instead of raising Forest Lane?
Yes, we found raising the bridge height to be the most cost effective option while minimizing impacts to the environment and I-84 traffic.
Are you making any improvements to the bridge?
The existing bridge will be raised to the new height and we will install new guardrail that meets current safety standards. The bridge will be the same width as it is currently, but striped to show shoulders.
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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 more information about upcoming work.