Culvert and downstream headwall before return of creek, 9-18-2017

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 June 23, 2017.  The road reopened the afternoon of October 20, 2017. 

​Project Description:

This project replaced an undersized culvert and fish ladder on the north side at the SE Stark Street crossing of Beaver Creek. It was replaced with a channel-spanning open bottom culvert that restored the natural streambed and allows for fish passage.  The new culvert is 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. 

Traffic Impacts:

A 500-foot long section of Stark Street was closed for nearly four months during construction. The closure began on June 23, 2017 and ended the afternoon of October 20, 2017. The vehicle detour for motor vehicles (except large trucks) used Cochran Road. Access to businesses in the area and all the driveways to Mt. Hood Community College remained open during the road closure.

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

Map of the detour for vehicles.

Below is the bicycle and pedestrian detour used during road closure. This detour used Corbeth Lane and Troutdale Road. Corbeth Lane was closed to through traffic at SW 27th Way to reduce cut through traffic in this residential area.

Map of the detour for bicycles and pedestrians.

Trucks longer than 40 feet used 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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