Historic Hwy. delays for bridge work near Mosier

Mosier — Crews with Wildish Standard Paving, under contract with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), are continuing construction on the $7.4 million project to repair and/or replace three bridges on the Historic Columbia River Highway, U.S. Highway 30, between Mosier and The Dalles, near Rowena.

Wildish Standard Paving will be working on the Chenoweth Creek Bridge this week, which may cause significant traffic delays, according to ODOT.

Drivers can expect 20-minute delays through Wednesday and possible delays up to one hour Thursday and Friday, July 21 and 22, between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. as work continues to replace the Chenoweth Creek Bridge on Highway 30, about a quarter-mile west of The Dalles city limits.

Motorists are advised to be aware of the delays and plan for trips accordingly.

The repair project’s design phase began in 2016. The agency expects construction will wrap up by the end of November.

The endeavor will lead to repairs to Mosier Creek and Dry Canyon Creek bridges, and a total replacement of Chenoweth Creek Bridge.

The bridges were constructed in the 1920s and are aging, spurring ODOT’s work to repair or replace the infrastructure on Highway 30 in Wasco County.

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