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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

Tacoma Culvert Replacement Project - COMPLETE

photo of the SE Tacoma Street culvertEnvironmental Services and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers completed work on the SE Tacoma Street Culvert Replacement Project in summer 2013. The old four-foot wide culvert (top right photo) restricted fish passage, impeded water flow, and contributed to localized flooding and erosion. The new, 14-foot wide culvert (bottom right photo) improves fish passage and stream flow.

The contractor completed the culvert work in two phases while maintaining traffic in both directions on SE Tacoma during construction. Travel lane widths were reduced and shifted to one side of the street, while half of the culvert was constructed on the other.

new Tacome Street culvertThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Portland shared the costs fo the $880,000 project. Federal funding is authorized under Section 206 of the Water Resources Development Act.

For More Information

Go to the Corps of Engineers website for more project information or contact Ronda Fast at 503-823-4921.