Boones Ferry Road Culvert Project Update: August 8, 2019

Construction Scheduled for Spring 2020

City of Portland Environmental Services is pleased to announce that the Boones Ferry Road Culvert project is moving forward again and is slated for construction in the spring of 2020. This project was put on hold in early 2019 due to an increase in steel prices.  Environmental Services’ project team and bureau leaders have secured the necessary funding to allow the project to proceed.This project is funded and supported by multiple agencies, including:

  • A generous grant from a Metro Nature in the Neighborhoods program as well as financial support for property and easement acquisition;
  • Funding from the Portland Water Bureau to replace a water main;
  • Portland Bureau of Transportation has agreed to operate and maintain the new bridge;
  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has provided fish monitoring in the Tryon Creek system for close to a decade;
  • Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will provide maintenance of the new trail within Tryon Creek State Natural Area as well as trail restoration work between Boones Ferry Road and Marshall Park that will provide an important regional trail connection.

Other agencies and community groups involved include: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Portland Parks & Recreation, Friends of Tryon Creek State Park, SW Trails PDX, Tryon Creek Watershed Council, and Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association.  All of these groups and organizations have championed this project for well over a decade, and we are appreciative of the continued support.


The project will need to go before City Council for final approval.  The project will then go out to bid and a contractor will be selected.  We expect initial construction activities to begin in the late winter/spring of 2020, with major construction activities to occur during the In-Water Work Window over the summer of 2020.


Environmental Services looks forward to moving into construction on this fish, wildlife, and trail passage partnership in spring 2020. Please feel free to email Stefanus Gunawan at or call 503-823-5759 for any questions or comments you might have about the project.  Please note, that we have added your contact information to our contact list so that you will be included in future correspondence about this project.


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