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U.S. 30 Cascade Avenue at Rand Road

Design Phase

Region 1: Portland metro and Hood River County (Hood River, Hood River)

​​​​​​Intersection improvement project


Traffic Impact

The project team will be working closely with immediate neighbors to address access and property concerns. Minimal impacts to roadway users are expected. During construction, drivers and cyclists can expect to see flaggers directing traffic, temporary lane shifts, and some delays due to single lane closures on U.S. 30 Temporary pedestrian detours will be posted. No significant nighttime work is expected. ​


De​sign: Continues through summer 2022
Construction: Early 2023 through Spring 2024



This project will rebuild the intersection of U.S. 30 (Cascade Ave.) and Rand Road to align the north and south roads of the intersection, add a traffic signal, improve or add sidewalk and curb ramps accessible to people with disabilities, improve storm water drainage, and add new street-lighting. These changes will increase safety and improve traffic operations and accessibility for all travelers.

US 30 at Rand Road updated intersection map.
The current arrangement of this intersection makes it difficult for people to cross U.S. 30 (Cascade Avenue) on foot due to a lack of marked crossings and signals west of 13th Street. At Rand Road, a section of missing sidewalk on the southwest corner of the intersection requires pedestrians to walk on the highway shoulder or cut through a private parking lot.

This intersection also has a history of vehicle crashes. The offset between the north and south approaches to the intersection (Rand Road) make it difficult for vehicles to cross and turn safely. 


I-5 | US30 (Cascade Avenue)

Cost and Funding

​​$3.6 million

Additional Information

​Frequently Asked Questions:

Why is a traffic light going in and not a roundabout?

There are a couple of reasons why the City of Hood River recommended a traffic light instead of a roundabout. The steep roads to the north and south would make it very difficult to fit a roundabout in this location. In addition, a roundabout would have to be big enough to allow for the large trucks that travel on state highways. Due to the large size, it was not possible to design a roundabout without severely impacting nearby businesses and private properties.

Will the new intersection be accessible?

The new intersection plans have many features that will make it accessible to everyone. New sidewalk and curb ramps will be installed at all four corners of the intersection to make crossing easier and safer. The intersection will also have lighting for pedestrians, and a visual and audible pedestrian crossing signal.

Who is paying for this new intersection?

The City of Hood River and ODOT are both contributing funds towards this project, with ODOT contributing $750,000 and the City covering the remaining costs.

Are other nearby intersections being looked at for improvement?

ODOT currently has no other projects in this immediate​ area, but the City of Hood River is currently evaluating additional improvements to this entire corridor on a planning level. For more information on City of Hood River projects click here.


Contacts & Media

Project Contacts

Community Affairs Coordinator
Kacey Davey

Last Updated

11/2/2021 9:15 AM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
20519-US30-at-Rand-Road-Fact-Sheet-1-Spanish-20200529.pdfMejoras en la interseccion de US 30 con Rand Road.pdf
FAQ.pdfFrequently Asked Questions
US30andRandRoadFactSheet.pdfUS 30 at Rand Road Project Fact Sheet

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