Bridge Toll Suspension Extended To May 1
Port of Hood River Commissioners unanimously approved an extension of the seven-day suspension of all tolls on the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge that began last Friday. Commissioners decided to continue the suspension of tolls for all users until May 1, or at a time that non-BreezeBy payments for tolls can be accepted. Port and County public health officials have concluded that, since receiving cash payments for tolls in the toll booth would require workers to use Personal Protective Equipment, the cash tolling suspension should continue. BreezeBy customer accounts will not be charged for tolls during this period. All vehicle traffic will continue to be directed through the BreezeBy lanes at the toll plaza located on the Oregon side of the bridge. Port staff will remain available to respond to emergencies or accidents on the bridge during the toll suspension. All motorists are urged to adhere to the posted speeds on the bridge, especially the 15 mph maximum speed through the Toll Plaza.