A complete closure of the Highway 97 Biggs bridge is scheduled to begin January 2, 2008. There are several detours available using the US 197 Dalles Bridge via I-84, State Route 14 or the I-82 Columbia River Bridge for eastbound traffic. Advance warning signs are in place. This project is scheduled for completion in fall 2009.
For more information, contact Chris Tams in the Columbia Gorge Area Engineering Office at (866) 279-0730, or visit the project Web page: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US97/BiggsBridge/.
People who need to cross the river for work are encouraged to call the Car Pool Match Northwest at 1-866-973-6879 or go to www.carpoolmatchnw.org to make carpool connections.