The existing culvert that carries Beaver Creek under SE Cochran Road will be replaced by a new bridge.

Project Information

  • Location: SE Cochran Road, between Troutdale Road and Paloma Ave
  • Schedule: In construction through November 2019
  • Funding and Source: Construction cost is estimated at roughly $3 million, not including right of way costs.  County General Roadway Funds and Metro Natural Areas Bond Measure's Nature in Neighborhoods capital grant program.

Project Description

This project will replace the culvert that carries Beaver Creek under SE Cochran Road with a 60-foot long bridge. The existing culvert prevents the upstream migration of salmon and other fishes as a result of its design.

The bridge will be built with a widened cross-section, providing more space for all modes of transportation. There will be two 12-foot traffic lanes with two 11-foot shoulders. The shoulders will allow space for 6-foot bike lanes and 5-foot sidewalks in the future.

For more information about restoration work in the Beaver Creek area, visit the Sandy River Watershed Council website.

Cochran road detour mapTraffic Impacts

A full road closure will be necessary for the construction of the new bridge.  The road is expected to reopen on November 19.

On Monday, June 24 SE Cochran Road, which is just south of the Mt. Hood Community College campus, was closed from SE Troutdale Road to just past the culvert on the west side of Beaver Creek. The neighborhood west of the work site remains accessible via NE 17th Drive up to and including NE Paloma Avenue.

Vehicles are being detoured around the work site using SE Troutdale Road, SE Stark Street and NE Kane Drive. Property owners on SE Cochran Road near the work zone have access to their properties at all times.


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