March 13 public meeting on Cochran Road and Kane Drive culvert projects

March 6, 2018

Multnomah County and the City of Gresham will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, March 13 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm about two projects that will replace culverts on county and city roads near Mt. Hood Community College in the next two years. Both projects will require a road closure during construction. 

The meeting will be in the Town and Gown Room (AC2057) at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC).  Attendees should enter the campus from NE Kane Drive at NE 23rd Street, which is MHCC Entrance C.  Use parking lot A, then follow signs to the meeting room.  The campus is served by TriMet bus routes 20, 80 and 81.

Cochran Road Project

In the summer and fall of 2019, Multnomah County will replace a culvert under SE Cochran Road with a new bridge.  The current culvert is a barrier to fish in Beaver Creek, including threatened salmon species. The new bridge will be built with a widened cross section to allow sidewalks and bike lanes in the future. Construction will require a short section of Cochran Road south of the campus to be closed for several months in 2019.

The meeting will include a presentation and displays about the bridge design and fish restoration efforts in the Beaver Creek watershed, which are adding miles of habitat for migrating salmon.

For project information, visit: www.multco.us/cochran.

Kane Drive Project

The City of Gresham plans to replace a failed culvert that carries Kelly Creek under Kane Drive on the west side of the college campus. The culvert failed in 2015.  A temporary culvert was installed while environmental permits were acquired to build a permanent culvert.

Construction is tentatively scheduled for summer 2018. In-water construction is restricted to summer months when stream flows are low, there is more daylight and fewer impacts to schools. Kane Drive will be closed to through traffic between SE 23rd Street and NE 17th Street during construction.

For project information, visit www.GreshamOregon.gov/Kane-Drive/

For meeting information or to request special accommodations at the open house, contact: Mike Pullen, Communications Office, 503-209-4111, mike.j.pullen@multco.us.

Map of Cochran Road, Kane Drive culverts and MHCC meeting venue.