ASTORIA— An annual walk/run event across the Astoria-Megler Bridge will result in a single lane of vehicle traffic, controlled by flaggers and pilot cars, for approximately three hours this Sunday, October 12th.
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continuing until the event is complete at approximately 11:15 a.m., all vehicle traffic will be escorted in alternating directions across the bridge. A speed reduction will also be in effect for safety.
Traffic volumes and congestion near the bridge could increase as early as 7 a.m. as more than 3,000 participants and volunteers begin staging for the event.
Motorists should anticipate delays of 20-45 minutes during the lane closure and pilot car operation. Motorists may want to alter travel schedules or entire routes to avoid the delays.
The Great Columbia Crossing is a 10K race that includes the 4.1 mile long Astoria- Megler Bridge. The event is a once-a-year opportunity to walk or run across the length of the bridge. ODOT is proud to be able to accommodate the 33 year long event, and is one of many agencies in two states that coordinate safety efforts for all involved.