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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Boones Ferry Road Culvert Project

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The Boones Ferry Road Culvert Replacement project construction is expected to begin winter 2019.

Environmental Services along with community and agency partners are designing a project to remove the undersized and aging culvert below SW Boones Ferry Road and replace it with a restored streambed and a new bridge (see map). The existing culvert blocks all upstream fish passage and is too small to allow adequate flow during wet weather. In order to construct the new bridge, SW Boones Ferry Road will be closed for up to seven months beginning spring 2019. The new bridge and restored stream will allow fish passage, and provide a safe, streamside crossing for pedestrians and wildlife. The project is partially funded by a Metro Nature in the Neighborhoods Grant, and will help protect water quality and the environment.

culvert under Boones Ferry Road

The project aims to:

  • Allow fish to pass into Upper Tryon Creek and Arnold Creek upstream of Boones Ferry Road;
  • Improve stream flow;
  • Install large wood and rock to protect fish habitat, reduce erosion and improve water quality;
  • Protect an exposed sewer pipe on Tryon Creek upstream of the culvert;
  • Provide pedestrian and wildlife passage through the new bridge;
  • Provide trail connectivity to the Tryon Creek State Natural Area North Creek Trailhead;
  • Incorporate trail enhancements to add a trail under the bridge, stairs to the roadway, and a widened shoulder to the North Creek trailhead. 

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Click the "Sign up!" button at the top right of the page to receive email updates which include traffic restrictions and project activities. For questions or comments, contact Stefanus Gunawan at 503-823-5759 or email Stefanus at

Developments of Note

Learn about recent pre-construction activities

Project Goals

Learn about stream restoration goals and benefits

Nature in Neighborhoods Grant

A Metro grant boosts the Boones Ferry project

Boones Ferry Road Culvert Replacement Advisory Committee

View comittee representatives and design plans