The existing fish ladder is damaged. The lower section has fallen and is now a fish barrier. This project will replace the fish ladder and culvert.

Project Information:

  • Location: Beaver Creek and Stark Street crossing, just west of Troutdale Road. See map for project area.
  • Schedule: A section of Stark Street closed on Friday, June 23, 2017.  Work will be completed in early October 2017. 

​Project Description:

This project will replace the undersized culvert and fish ladder on the north side at the SE Stark Street crossing of Beaver Creek. It will be replaced with a channel-spanning open bottom culvert that restores the natural streambed and allows for fish passage.  The new culvert will be 150 feet long, designed for a future project that will widen SE Stark Street to four lanes, with sidewalks and bike lanes. The cost of the contract for the culvert replacement is approximately $2.1 million.

Public Involvement:

Outreach events have been held this spring at Gresham Farmer's Market and at the Skyland Pub. Future outreach events will be listed on this web page.   

Traffic Impacts:

A 500-foot long section of Stark Street will be closed for about four months during construction. The closure began on Friday, June 23, 2017. There is a detour around the work zone using Cochran Road. All businesses in the area and all the driveways to Mt. Hood Community College will remain open during the road closure.

Below is the vehicle detour to be used during the road closure. This detour will use Cochran Road, Kane Drive and Troutdale Road.  TriMet's bus route 80-Kane/Troutdale Road will use this detour route.

Map of the detour for vehicles.

Below is the bicycle and pedestrian detour to be used during road closure. This detour will use Corbeth Lane and Troutdale Road.

Map of the detour for bicycles and pedestrians.

Trucks longer than 40 feet should use Division St./Division Drive between Troutdale Road and Kane Road.

More Information:

An outreach event was held on May 20, 2017 at Skyland Pub. The meeting included this staff presentation on the project.

Outreach events were also held in August 2016 and a public meeting was held on December 9, 2015 at Mount Hood Community College to share information on the project design, construction schedule and traffic plan. The 2015 meeting included a presentation on the history of Beaver Creek restoration projects by an AmeriCorps volunteer:

Another presentation was made by County Road Engineering staff  at the 2015 meeting describing the project, schedule and traffic plan:


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