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Phone: 503-823-7740

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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 November 19, 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.

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: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmLfUL7v. 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.

Road Closure Extended to Spring 2021

Due to COVID-19 and hazardous air quality delays during this construction process, the road closure on SW Boones Ferry Road will be extended to spring 2021. This extension will allow our contractor to continue construction on the bridge, culvert, and restoration efforts and conduct pavement restoration on SW Boones Ferry Road (please below for more information regarding pavement restoration.)

Pavement Restoration During Winter

During the winter months, there will be a period of inactivity between the completion of the bridge and culvert construction and final pavement restoration. Final paving can’t occur during wet or cold winter weather. This means that it can be very difficult to schedule paving where we can be assured that pavement restoration will be successful.

Because weather during the winter and early spring can change suddenly, final pavement restoration efforts may occur with little or no notice. We will strive to get pavement restoration completed as soon as possible, but it is difficult to schedule this work predictably in advance.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Look-ahead Schedule

Between November 19 and December 4, crews continue to build retaining walls for the bridge, coordinate relocation of utility lines, install stormwater lines, construct pedestrian pathways, and pour additional concrete. Construction will not be active during the Thanksgiving holiday and will resume on November 30.

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 continue to spring 2021, 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.

What to Expect During Construction

Learn what the activities and impacts during construction are at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/constructionimpacts.

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 Stefanus.Gunawan@portlandoregon.gov

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