Slow down and make way for trail expansion workers

Note below from the Oregon Department of Transportation about work (already started) along I-84 eastbound, roughly 10 miles west of Hood River. Here’s the media release:

Construction has begun on the new 1.3-mile section of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail from Lindsey Creek to the Starvation Creek Trailhead.

The new trail section is expected to open in late September 2016.

The work will require a single lane closure weekdays in the right lane of eastbound Interstate 84, milepost 53 to 55, near Starvation Creek Trailhead.

The right lane will fully close from 6 a.m. Monday through 6 p.m. Thursday (it started Monday Feb. 8) and continuing through Thursday June 23. No work will take place over the Memorial Day weekend, Friday May 27 to 6 a.m. Tuesday May 31.

The following U.S. Forest Service hiking trails will be closed weekdays 6 a.m. Monday through 6 p.m. Friday, from Feb. 8 through Aug. 31.
Trail 413 (Mount. Defiance Trail).
Trail 414 (Starvation Ridge Trail).
Trail 414A (Starvation Ridge Cutoff Trail).

The trails will be open holiday weekends for Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Tuesday. 

More information about the project can be found online.

Of the original 73 miles of the Historic Highway, 63 miles are now open to travel, either by motor vehicle, by foot or by bicycle. Ten miles of improvements are needed to complete the connection between Troutdale and Hood River. Learn more about the trail project online.

Travelers will begin to see additional work on I-84 in the next few months. Go online to learn more about the traffic impact of the projects.TripCheck.com for real-time traffic conditions.

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