Tolling will resume on May 1st with an all-electronic tolling system temporarily taking the place of the manned toll booth. The BreezeBy system will be turned back on, with no changes to normal functions. Motorists that do not have a BreezeBy transponder in their vehicle will have seven days to pay the normal toll rate either online at portofhoodriver.com or at the Port offices located at 1000 E. Port Marina Drive in Hood River (building is just west of the toll plaza). After seven days, an invoice for unpaid tolls will be sent to the vehicle’s registered owner for the amount of the toll plus a $3 administrative fee per crossing. If a person receives an invoice, they can avoid paying the administrative fees by opening a BreezeBy account within 30 days of the date of the invoice. There are no fees to open a BreezeBy account, funds placed in the account never expire, and the first transponder per household is provided at no cost. Most Breezeby customers opt to fund their accounts with a debit or credit card, but this is not required.Read More
On May 1, the Port will resume tolling, but will implement a Pay-by-Plate billing system for all vehicles that do not have a BreezeBy transponder. Pay-by-Plate bills will be sent in the mail to the registered owners of those vehicles with charges for the $2 base toll rate plus a $3 ancillary fee per crossing. BreezeBy toll rates will remain the same, at a $1 base toll and no ancillary fees. Base toll rates are for 2-axle vehicles.Read More
Special notice April 8, 2020: The boat ramp at the Hood River Marina is open for boat launching, but users are urged to comply with Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-12 and avoid non-essential travel and gatherings of more than 2 people. Marina public restrooms are closed and garbage service is suspended at this time, so Marina users are asked to take all garbage home with them. The water and pump-out located at the fuel dock are not available at this time.Read More
The Port of Hood River Board of Commissioners held at special meeting Tuesday, March 24 via remote video conference to discuss Port operational changes in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The Commission unanimously approved an extension of the seven-day suspension of all tolls on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge that began on Friday, March 20 and was set to end on March 27. The Commission unanimously agreed to continue the suspension of tolls for all users until May 1st or such time that non-BreezeBy payments for tolls can be accepted.Read More
There will be intermittent, single lane closures on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate bridge from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3 for extensive repairs to a damaged guardrail. Flaggers will direct traffic around the moving work zone. Delays of 15-20 minutes are expected, depending on traffic volume.
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