Taking care of tunnels takes a team

Pretty much anywhere you travel in Oregon, you’ll encounter a tunnel.

Tunnel repair crewThere’s a busy one on Interstate 84 between Portland and Hood River that requires regular maintenance. It’s the historic Tooth Rock Tunnel, built in 1936. After the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge, it needed even more attention than normal.

Recently, employees from several different sections of the department came together to preserve this beautiful structure and keep it safe for those who live, work and enjoy Oregon.