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ODOT is designing a project to place electronic signs on Mt. Hood. These new "RealTime" signs will provide up-to-the-minute traffic information and advisories so you can get where you're going safely and efficiently.

Project Information

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Learn about the purpose of real-time information signs.
Use a map to browse renderings of the proposed signage and to leave comments.
View images that show what each sign might look like.
Learn about next steps and how to stay informed about the project.

About ODOT RealTime

The new signs will provide real-time information about the area’s rapidly changing winter road conditions and travel times between destinations. This project will also add more cameras that you will be able to view on www.TripCheck.com to pre-plan your trips.

Video: About ODOT RealTime; 1 min 40 sec

Sign Types

Travel time sign

Travel time signs

will display estimated travel times to key destinations so that drivers can plan their arrival time or consider taking an alternate route.

Advisory speed signs

Advisory speed signs

will display advisory speed based on the traffic ahead. The advisory speeds will change as real-time conditions change.

Advisory speed signs

Speed warning and curve warning signs

alert drivers about changing road conditions based on weather or congestion before reaching the curve, the slippery road or crash, giving drivers the ability to make travel decisions in real time.

Project Information

Interactive Map

Use the map below to view renderings of the proposed signage and to leave comments.

Sign Locations

The RealTime signs and cameras will be placed in various places along the following highways:

  • U.S. 26 (Mt. Hood Highway) between Sandy and the Warm Springs Highway
  • U.S. 26 Warm Springs Highway to the Wapinitia Junction Oregon
  • Highway 35 (Mt. Hood Highway) between Interstate 84 and U.S. 26
  • Timberline Road

The sign locations are based on available power and communications. Additionally, the signs are placed where they will best benefit the traveler to make safe decisions based on real-time information.


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Simulations of Proposed Signs

The following images show what each sign might look like.

VAS = Variable Speed Sign, VMS = Variable Message Sign

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  • VAS (MP 49.95) Westbound View

    VAS (MP 49.95) Westbound View

  • VAS (MP 49.95) Eastbound View

    VAS (MP 49.95) Eastbound View

  • VMS (MP 51.77) Westbound View

    VMS (MP 51.77) Westbound View

  • VMS (MP 51.77) Eastbound View

    VMS (MP 51.77) Eastbound View

  • VAS (MP 53.93) Westbound View

    VAS (MP 53.93) Westbound View

  • VAS (MP 53.93) Eastbound View

    VAS (MP 53.93) Eastbound View

  • VMS (MP 5.18) Southbound View

    VMS (MP 5.18) Southbound View

  • VMS (MP 5.18) Northbound View

    VMS (MP 5.18) Northbound View

  • VAS (MP 57.8) Southbound View

    VAS (MP 57.8) Southbound View

  • VAS (MP 57.8) Northbound View

    VAS (MP 57.8) Northbound View

  • VAS (MP 63.41) Southbound View

    VAS (MP 63.41) Southbound View

  • VAS (MP 63.41) Northbound View

    VAS (MP 63.41) Northbound View

  • VAS (MP 63.94) Northbound View

    VAS (MP 63.94) Northbound View

  • VAS (MP 63.94) Southbound View

    VAS (MP 63.94) Southbound View

  • VMS (MP 61.77) Eastbound View

    VMS (MP 61.77) Eastbound View

  • VMS (MP 61.77) Westbound View

    VMS (MP 61.77) Westbound View

Next Steps / Stay Informed

Thank you for participating. We are currently finalizing design on the signs. Construction could begin in late 2016. Testing the RealTime signs will take place for several months before the signs are active for travelers.

Stay Informed

  • Sign up for the mailing list below.
  • Construction updates and traffic impacts will be posted on the project website: mthood.odotrealtime.org.
  • Once construction begins, you can learn how construction will affect you by visiting at www.TripCheck.com or by dialing 511.
  • You can also follow ODOT on Twitter and Facebook: @OregonDOT.
  • For more information or to be added to the project distribution list contact, Kimberly Dinwiddie, ODOT Community Affairs Coordinator, at 503-731-8281.

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