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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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SW Boones Ferry Bridge and Restoration Project

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Updated September 16, 2020

The City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services is continuing our work to repair and replace critical sewer and stormwater infrastructure. Environmental Services will continue to provide information and updates on construction schedules and activities during the COVID-19 emergency.

Air Quality Alert

Due to hazardous air quality, construction that was originally scheduled for last week and early this week is postponed. Crews will not return to work today (Wednesday, September 16) and may resume work Thursday if air quality improves. Once conditions improve, crews will resume their full-time work outdoors.

We will send a new schedule when it is available, but we may not be able to provide much advance notice as conditions change.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

City of Portland Environmental Services—your sewer and stormwater utility—continues construction of a new bridge on SW Boones Ferry Road where it crosses Tryon Creek. The new bridge will improve water flows by replacing an existing small culvert. This culvert cannot handle large flows of water during storms, and it blocks fish and wildlife. The SW Boones Ferry Bridge & Restoration Project will create and restore important connections for fish, wildlife, and people. It will connect trails and pedestrian facilities in the area, help reduce flooding risk, and restore important habitat.

To view construction photos, visit our flickr album here: The SW Boones Ferry Bridge & Restoration flickr album will be periodically updated with milestone pictures.

Graphic of bridge and restoration

Above image is the schematic design of the new bridge and culvert.


Our contractor, MJ Hughes Construction, continues construction on SW Boones Ferry Road, between SW Arnold Street and SW Comus Court. Construction and the road closure will last up to seven months.

Look-ahead Schedule

The schedule may change due to a variety of factors, including weather, conditions underground, availability of materials and labor, and other factors. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturdays as needed.

SW Boones Ferry Road Closure

Map of SW Boones Ferry Detour Route

Starting March 30, 2020 and lasting for up to seven months, SW Boones Ferry Road will be completely closed from SW Arnold to SW Comus Court. For information around detour route, please view the Recommended Detour map.  You can read more details about the road closure here.

What to Expect During Construction

Learn what the activities and impacts during construction are at

Frequently Asked Questions

Because we have received a number of questions regarding the project, we have developed a FAQ page to address those questions. Please click here.

For More Information

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

Watch this video to learn more about the SW Boones Ferry Bridge and Restoration Project.

TriMet Bus Line 38 Detour Plan

TriMet Bus Line 38 Detour Plan

Boones Ferry Road Closure Information - February 12, 2020

Link to Boones Ferry Closure News Release

SW Boones Ferry Bridge & Restoration Project FAQ

FAQ page to address community's questions and concerns

Nature in Neighborhoods Grant

A Metro grant boosts the Boones Ferry project

Advisory Committee

View comittee representatives and design plans