The new traffic signal on State Route 14 on the Washington side of the Hood River Bridge was turned on and activated at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 8.
Advanced warning signs advising motorists of the active traffic signal will be in place on all three legs of the intersection for the next several weeks. Construction of the signal installation project began on September 20.
The signal will improve the existing congestion problems experienced by vehicles coming from Oregon into Washington on the bridge, and it will make left turns from State Route 14 westbound onto the bridge approach easier and safer.
The new signal will be controlled by vehicle sensors located in the pavement rather than by a timer, which will help keep traffic flowing. The project also installed approximately 300 feet of concrete median curb along SR 14 on both sides of the intersection.
Remaining finishing work on the signal installation project will not impact traffic.