Road Maintenance Projects

Bridge Maintenance

Our 186 bridges are inspected every 2 years and through those inspections we sometimes find repair and maintenance work that needs to be done to preserve the bridge structure and keep it safe for travelers. That work often includes bridge scour projects, either removing excess soil from stream channels or replacing soil around foundations that has been washed away during high water events.

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Creamery Creek Bridge

Project description: Excavate and remove sediment and invasive species from the west (downstream) side of the bridge. Creamery Creek flows under Hwy 170 approximately 900’ north of S Heinz Road.

Updated: 12-20-2021

Schedule:

  • Project is planned during the in-water work period of July 15 to Sept. 30, 2022. Work is expected to take up to one day to complete.

Contact: Devin Patterson, Project Manager, devinpat@clackamas.us or 503-742-4666

Things to be aware of:

  • There may be delays of up to 20 minutes on Highway 170, but a complete closure is not required. 
  • Site work limited to state approved in-water work window 

Current activities: 

  • Acquiring required permissions for temporary use of private property
  • Acquiring all required approvals from local, state and federal regulatory agencies

Funding: 

  • County Road Fund

You may be interested to know: 

  • The bridge is a critical life line for residents
  • Creamery Creek is a tributary of Gribble Creek, which flows to the Molalla River
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Milk Creek

Project description: Repair erosion on the western bridge footing and road embankment along Highway 211. Includes installing large wood and boulders, stream channel grading and native plants.

Updated: 4-9-2021

Schedule:

  • Project is currently planned to start on July 15, 2022 but may start sooner pending appropriate regulatory approvals

Contact: Devin Patterson, Project Manager, devinpat@clackamas.us or 503-742-4666

Things to be aware of:

  • There may be delays of up to 20 minutes on Bonney Road and Highway 211, but a complete closure is not anticipated 
  • Site work limited to state approved in-water work window 

Current activities: 

  • Preparation of equipment and materials
  • Acquiring all required permits and approvals from local, state and federal regulatory agencies

Funding: 

  • County Road Fund

You may be interested to know: 

  • The bridge is a critical life line for residents, as this is the sole access to several homes
  • Planned repair measures are the minimum necessary to assure protection of the western bridge abutment, road embankment, and overall stability of the bridge, Bonney Road and State Highway 211
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Woodcock 2

Project description: Replace the existing bridge with a three-sided modular bridge. The project includes installing temporary access roads, removing the existing bridge, installing a new bridge, installing large-wood and boulder habitat, stormwater treatment, site grading, and installing riparian area plantings.

Updated: 12-16-2021

Status: Project plans, specifications and cost-estimates are complete. Agency permit applications will be submitted in Jan. 2022.

Schedule:

  • Site work will occur during the in-water work window sometime between June 1 and Sept. 30, 2023. This project is expected to take 3-4 weeks.

Contact: Devin Patterson, Project Manager, devinpat@clackamas.us or 503-742-4666

Things to be aware of:

  • A complete road closure is anticipated during bridge removal and replacement work. Delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected when single lane closures are possible. 

Current activities:

  • Right-of-way acquisitions
  • Acquiring all required permits and approvals from local, state and federal regulatory agencies

Funding:

  • $348,671.00 in grant funding received through the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
  • Project will be supplemented by the County Road Fund
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Woodcock

Project description: Stabilize the low-flow channel in Woodcock Creek upstream of Wright Road, stabilize the high-flow spillway and the Wright Road Bridge structure, and reduce flood risk on Woodcock Creek upstream and downstream of Wright Road. The “Dave Phillips Bridge” is experiencing erosion around the high-flow spillway and on both bridge abutments. The project includes installing temporary access roads, installing erosion countermeasures, introducing logs for habitat enhancement, grading the historic and high-flow channels, and installing riparian area plantings.

Updated: 11-24-20

Status: Project has been cancelled due to significant cost increases associated with regulatory requirements. The bridge and roadway are stable.

Contact: Devin Patterson, Project Manager, devinpat@clackamas.us or 503-742-4666

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422nd Avenue Bridge over Cedar Creek | Sandy, OR

  • What: Reset retaining wall blocks on the SE corner of the bridge along Firwood Creek.
  • Why: To prevent erosion and to stabilize wall blocks and road fill.

Boardman Creek over Boardman Ave | Jennings Lodge, OR

  • What: Install a concrete footing and headwall, add boulders, rebuild a section of roadway, add native plants, and remove accumulated sediment and debris from Boardman Creek.
  • Why: To prevent future undermining and erosion, improve habitat, and to minimize flooding along Boardman Creek.

Casto Road Bridge over unnamed stream | Oregon City, OR

  • What: Remove remnants of an abandoned beaver dam on the upstream side of the bridge. 
  • Why: To assist with drainage and to keep the stream channel centered under the bridge.

Clackamas River Drive (culvert) over unnamed stream | Clackamas area, OR

  • What:  Extend and repair a retaining wall on a concrete culvert which carries an unnamed tributary of the Clackamas River under Clackamas River Drive.
  • Why:  During a storm event this past winter, a large tree fell and landed on the retaining wall on the culvert, damaging it significantly.

Folsom Road Bridge over unnamed, seasonal stream | Eagle Creek, OR

  • What: Excavate accumulated sediment and invasive species from the stream channel.
  • Why: To assist with drainage and to keep the stream channel centered under the bridge.

Heiple Road Bridge over Currin Creek | Eagle Creek, OR

  • What:  Excavate accumulated sediment and invasive species from the stream channel.
  • Why:  To assist with drainage and to keep the stream channel centered under the bridge.

Milk Creek over Winslow Road | Colton, OR 

  • What:  Raise Winslow Road Bridge to replace beam. During a routine Oregon Department of Transportation inspection, it was discovered that an exterior beam on the bridge has decayed and needs to be replaced.
  • Why: During a routine Oregon Department of Transportation inspection, it was discovered that an exterior beam on the bridge has decayed and needs to be replaced. 

Still Creek

  • What: Repair erosion and undermining on the eastern bridge footing and protect from future erosion. Includes creating a temporary access road and installing precast concrete panels and boulders along the affected bridge abutment and road embankment.
  • Why: To preserve and protect the Still Creek Bridge.

Tickle Creek Road Bridge over Tickle Creek | Boring, OR

  • What:  Repair erosion along the southern bridge footing, install erosion countermeasures, channel-grading, embankment protection, habitat enhancement and install native trees and shrubs.
  • Why:  To preserve and protect the bridge and embankment, and improve habitat for fish and wildlife. 
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A chip seal is a coating of liquid asphalt and rock chips applied to the existing roadway to extend the life of the pavement. There are four steps in the chip sealing process – applying an oil patch to the most degraded areas, putting down the chip seal, sweeping up excess rock chips and fog sealing (applying a thin coat of asphalt on top of the chip seal).

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Though your street is in basically sound condition, it needs routine maintenance to protect it. Chip sealing, which is effective for 7-10 years, stops water from seeping through the surface and damaging the pavement and road base. It costs less to apply chip seal to the street surface than to fix the street base if it is damaged.

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Once oil patches are applied, they are allowed to cure for one-two weeks before the chip seal is added. The sweeping and fog sealing are done as soon as possible after the chip seal, usually within 1-2 days based upon weather and the availability of work crews. While the surface can be driven or walked on at any stage, after the process is complete it takes about two weeks before the chip seal is firmly set.

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If it is raining or if rain is in the forecast, we will assign our crews to other work for the day. Chip seal must go on a dry surface. That is also why we ask that you make sure any sprinklers are turned off beginning at midnight the night before the chip seal work is scheduled.

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You will receive a notice at your door a few days ahead of time. If it does rain, work may be delayed.

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Please move your car off the street from the time the chip sealing begins to the completion of the fog sealing process – a period of approximately 2-3 days. You will always be able to drive through the area, but the entire street surface must be available for the work crews. Please also let family, friends and delivery people know not to park their vehicle on the street during that time period. If a vehicle is left on the street, we try to find the owner, but delays cost tax money. Therefore, cars not moved by the time the work begins will be towed at the owner's expense. If your car is towed, contact the Sheriff's Office, 503-655-8441.

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Contact for Bridge Maintenance
Department Staff
Kevin Morris
Transportation Maintenance Supervisor
503-650-3246

Pavement Rehabilitation

Pavement rehabilitation includes treatments that extend the life of an existing road surface such as surface sealants, patching short spans of roadway and asphalt paving. These proactive measures add structure to the road, remedy pavement distresses, and maintain a road's condition to defer full reconstruction further in the future.

This year's scheduled pavement preservation projects includes roads in unincorporated Clackamas County, including the following projects:

Happy Valley area: 2 miles

Sunnyside Road Corridor 

  • Sunnyside Road: 122nd Ave to 162nd Ave 

Oak Grove area: 2 miles 

McLoughlin Neighborhood Area (Community Road Fund project)

  • Bunnell St: Park Entrance Rd to Chestnut St
  • Chestnut St: Hwy 99E to Woodland Wy
  • Laurel St: Park Entrance Rd to dead end
  • Maple St: Hwy 99E to Bunnell St
  • Park Road: Chestnut St to Pine Ln
  • Park Entrance Road: Rupert Dr to Bunnell St
  • Pine Ln: Woodland Wy to Bunnell Road
  • Walnut St: Bunnell Road to Woodland Wy
  • Woodland Wy: Chestnut St to Laurel St

Webster Area (Community Road Fund project)

  • Aldercrest Ct: Thiessen Road to Kern Ct
  • Antigua Ave: Delrey Ave to culdesac
  • Cypress Ave: Delrey Ave to Webster Road
  • Delray Ave: Antigua Ave to dead end
  • Eldorado Ct: Delrey Ave to culdesac
  • Kern Ct: Aldercrest Ct to culdesac
  • Renada St: Webster Road to Delrey Ave
  • San Marcos Ave: Delrey Ave to Webster Road

Oatfield area: 1 mile 

Thiessen Area (Community Road Fund project) 

  • El Centro Way: Hill Road to El Camino Way
  • El Centro Ct: El Centro Way to culdesac
  • La Mesa Way: Hill Road to El Centro Way
  • Sierra Vista Dr: Thiessen Road to culdesac

Milwaukie area: 1 mile  

Boyer/King Rd Area (Community Road Fund project) 

  • King Road: 82nd Ave to Owen Dr.
  • Owen Dr: 85th to King Road
  • Spencer Dr: dead end to dead end
  • Spencer Ct: Spencer Road to dead end

Our crews will also repair short spans of roadway throughout the county, including:

  • digging out and repaving rough pavement
  • sealing cracks
  • repairing slides

 

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Creamery Creek Bridge

Project description: Excavate and remove sediment and invasive species from the west (downstream) side of the bridge. Creamery Creek flows under Hwy 170 approximately 900’ north of S Heinz Road.

Updated: 12-20-2021

Schedule:

  • Project is planned during the in-water work period of July 15 to Sept. 30, 2022. Work is expected to take up to one day to complete.

Contact: Devin Patterson, Project Manager, devinpat@clackamas.us or 503-742-4666

Things to be aware of:

  • There may be delays of up to 20 minutes on Highway 170, but a complete closure is not required. 
  • Site work limited to state approved in-water work window 

Current activities: 

  • Acquiring required permissions for temporary use of private property
  • Acquiring all required approvals from local, state and federal regulatory agencies

Funding: 

  • County Road Fund

You may be interested to know: 

  • The bridge is a critical life line for residents
  • Creamery Creek is a tributary of Gribble Creek, which flows to the Molalla River
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Milk Creek

Project description: Repair erosion on the western bridge footing and road embankment along Highway 211. Includes installing large wood and boulders, stream channel grading and native plants.

Updated: 4-9-2021

Schedule:

  • Project is currently planned to start on July 15, 2022 but may start sooner pending appropriate regulatory approvals

Contact: Devin Patterson, Project Manager, devinpat@clackamas.us or 503-742-4666

Things to be aware of:

  • There may be delays of up to 20 minutes on Bonney Road and Highway 211, but a complete closure is not anticipated 
  • Site work limited to state approved in-water work window 

Current activities: 

  • Preparation of equipment and materials
  • Acquiring all required permits and approvals from local, state and federal regulatory agencies

Funding: 

  • County Road Fund

You may be interested to know: 

  • The bridge is a critical life line for residents, as this is the sole access to several homes
  • Planned repair measures are the minimum necessary to assure protection of the western bridge abutment, road embankment, and overall stability of the bridge, Bonney Road and State Highway 211
32806

Woodcock 2

Project description: Replace the existing bridge with a three-sided modular bridge. The project includes installing temporary access roads, removing the existing bridge, installing a new bridge, installing large-wood and boulder habitat, stormwater treatment, site grading, and installing riparian area plantings.

Updated: 12-16-2021

Status: Project plans, specifications and cost-estimates are complete. Agency permit applications will be submitted in Jan. 2022.

Schedule:

  • Site work will occur during the in-water work window sometime between June 1 and Sept. 30, 2023. This project is expected to take 3-4 weeks.

Contact: Devin Patterson, Project Manager, devinpat@clackamas.us or 503-742-4666

Things to be aware of:

  • A complete road closure is anticipated during bridge removal and replacement work. Delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected when single lane closures are possible. 

Current activities:

  • Right-of-way acquisitions
  • Acquiring all required permits and approvals from local, state and federal regulatory agencies

Funding:

  • $348,671.00 in grant funding received through the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
  • Project will be supplemented by the County Road Fund
32806

Woodcock

Project description: Stabilize the low-flow channel in Woodcock Creek upstream of Wright Road, stabilize the high-flow spillway and the Wright Road Bridge structure, and reduce flood risk on Woodcock Creek upstream and downstream of Wright Road. The “Dave Phillips Bridge” is experiencing erosion around the high-flow spillway and on both bridge abutments. The project includes installing temporary access roads, installing erosion countermeasures, introducing logs for habitat enhancement, grading the historic and high-flow channels, and installing riparian area plantings.

Updated: 11-24-20

Status: Project has been cancelled due to significant cost increases associated with regulatory requirements. The bridge and roadway are stable.

Contact: Devin Patterson, Project Manager, devinpat@clackamas.us or 503-742-4666

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422nd Avenue Bridge over Cedar Creek | Sandy, OR

  • What: Reset retaining wall blocks on the SE corner of the bridge along Firwood Creek.
  • Why: To prevent erosion and to stabilize wall blocks and road fill.

Boardman Creek over Boardman Ave | Jennings Lodge, OR

  • What: Install a concrete footing and headwall, add boulders, rebuild a section of roadway, add native plants, and remove accumulated sediment and debris from Boardman Creek.
  • Why: To prevent future undermining and erosion, improve habitat, and to minimize flooding along Boardman Creek.

Casto Road Bridge over unnamed stream | Oregon City, OR

  • What: Remove remnants of an abandoned beaver dam on the upstream side of the bridge. 
  • Why: To assist with drainage and to keep the stream channel centered under the bridge.

Clackamas River Drive (culvert) over unnamed stream | Clackamas area, OR

  • What:  Extend and repair a retaining wall on a concrete culvert which carries an unnamed tributary of the Clackamas River under Clackamas River Drive.
  • Why:  During a storm event this past winter, a large tree fell and landed on the retaining wall on the culvert, damaging it significantly.

Folsom Road Bridge over unnamed, seasonal stream | Eagle Creek, OR

  • What: Excavate accumulated sediment and invasive species from the stream channel.
  • Why: To assist with drainage and to keep the stream channel centered under the bridge.

Heiple Road Bridge over Currin Creek | Eagle Creek, OR

  • What:  Excavate accumulated sediment and invasive species from the stream channel.
  • Why:  To assist with drainage and to keep the stream channel centered under the bridge.

Milk Creek over Winslow Road | Colton, OR 

  • What:  Raise Winslow Road Bridge to replace beam. During a routine Oregon Department of Transportation inspection, it was discovered that an exterior beam on the bridge has decayed and needs to be replaced.
  • Why: During a routine Oregon Department of Transportation inspection, it was discovered that an exterior beam on the bridge has decayed and needs to be replaced. 

Still Creek

  • What: Repair erosion and undermining on the eastern bridge footing and protect from future erosion. Includes creating a temporary access road and installing precast concrete panels and boulders along the affected bridge abutment and road embankment.
  • Why: To preserve and protect the Still Creek Bridge.

Tickle Creek Road Bridge over Tickle Creek | Boring, OR

  • What:  Repair erosion along the southern bridge footing, install erosion countermeasures, channel-grading, embankment protection, habitat enhancement and install native trees and shrubs.
  • Why:  To preserve and protect the bridge and embankment, and improve habitat for fish and wildlife. 
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A chip seal is a coating of liquid asphalt and rock chips applied to the existing roadway to extend the life of the pavement. There are four steps in the chip sealing process – applying an oil patch to the most degraded areas, putting down the chip seal, sweeping up excess rock chips and fog sealing (applying a thin coat of asphalt on top of the chip seal).

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Though your street is in basically sound condition, it needs routine maintenance to protect it. Chip sealing, which is effective for 7-10 years, stops water from seeping through the surface and damaging the pavement and road base. It costs less to apply chip seal to the street surface than to fix the street base if it is damaged.

30991

Once oil patches are applied, they are allowed to cure for one-two weeks before the chip seal is added. The sweeping and fog sealing are done as soon as possible after the chip seal, usually within 1-2 days based upon weather and the availability of work crews. While the surface can be driven or walked on at any stage, after the process is complete it takes about two weeks before the chip seal is firmly set.

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If it is raining or if rain is in the forecast, we will assign our crews to other work for the day. Chip seal must go on a dry surface. That is also why we ask that you make sure any sprinklers are turned off beginning at midnight the night before the chip seal work is scheduled.

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You will receive a notice at your door a few days ahead of time. If it does rain, work may be delayed.

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Please move your car off the street from the time the chip sealing begins to the completion of the fog sealing process – a period of approximately 2-3 days. You will always be able to drive through the area, but the entire street surface must be available for the work crews. Please also let family, friends and delivery people know not to park their vehicle on the street during that time period. If a vehicle is left on the street, we try to find the owner, but delays cost tax money. Therefore, cars not moved by the time the work begins will be towed at the owner's expense. If your car is towed, contact the Sheriff's Office, 503-655-8441.

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Contact for Pavement Rehabilitation
Department Staff
Paving Hotline
503-650-3744

Pavement Preservation

To extend the life of a road, surface treatments are applied the existing roadways throughout the county including slurry seal and chip seal.

A slurry seal is a coating of liquid asphalt; a chip seal is a coating of liquid asphalt and rock chips.

Chip Seal FAQ

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Creamery Creek Bridge

Project description: Excavate and remove sediment and invasive species from the west (downstream) side of the bridge. Creamery Creek flows under Hwy 170 approximately 900’ north of S Heinz Road.

Updated: 12-20-2021

Schedule:

  • Project is planned during the in-water work period of July 15 to Sept. 30, 2022. Work is expected to take up to one day to complete.

Contact: Devin Patterson, Project Manager, devinpat@clackamas.us or 503-742-4666

Things to be aware of:

  • There may be delays of up to 20 minutes on Highway 170, but a complete closure is not required. 
  • Site work limited to state approved in-water work window 

Current activities: 

  • Acquiring required permissions for temporary use of private property
  • Acquiring all required approvals from local, state and federal regulatory agencies

Funding: 

  • County Road Fund

You may be interested to know: 

  • The bridge is a critical life line for residents
  • Creamery Creek is a tributary of Gribble Creek, which flows to the Molalla River
32806

Milk Creek

Project description: Repair erosion on the western bridge footing and road embankment along Highway 211. Includes installing large wood and boulders, stream channel grading and native plants.

Updated: 4-9-2021

Schedule:

  • Project is currently planned to start on July 15, 2022 but may start sooner pending appropriate regulatory approvals

Contact: Devin Patterson, Project Manager, devinpat@clackamas.us or 503-742-4666

Things to be aware of:

  • There may be delays of up to 20 minutes on Bonney Road and Highway 211, but a complete closure is not anticipated 
  • Site work limited to state approved in-water work window 

Current activities: 

  • Preparation of equipment and materials
  • Acquiring all required permits and approvals from local, state and federal regulatory agencies

Funding: 

  • County Road Fund

You may be interested to know: 

  • The bridge is a critical life line for residents, as this is the sole access to several homes
  • Planned repair measures are the minimum necessary to assure protection of the western bridge abutment, road embankment, and overall stability of the bridge, Bonney Road and State Highway 211
32806

Woodcock 2

Project description: Replace the existing bridge with a three-sided modular bridge. The project includes installing temporary access roads, removing the existing bridge, installing a new bridge, installing large-wood and boulder habitat, stormwater treatment, site grading, and installing riparian area plantings.

Updated: 12-16-2021

Status: Project plans, specifications and cost-estimates are complete. Agency permit applications will be submitted in Jan. 2022.

Schedule:

  • Site work will occur during the in-water work window sometime between June 1 and Sept. 30, 2023. This project is expected to take 3-4 weeks.

Contact: Devin Patterson, Project Manager, devinpat@clackamas.us or 503-742-4666

Things to be aware of:

  • A complete road closure is anticipated during bridge removal and replacement work. Delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected when single lane closures are possible. 

Current activities:

  • Right-of-way acquisitions
  • Acquiring all required permits and approvals from local, state and federal regulatory agencies

Funding:

  • $348,671.00 in grant funding received through the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
  • Project will be supplemented by the County Road Fund
32806

Woodcock

Project description: Stabilize the low-flow channel in Woodcock Creek upstream of Wright Road, stabilize the high-flow spillway and the Wright Road Bridge structure, and reduce flood risk on Woodcock Creek upstream and downstream of Wright Road. The “Dave Phillips Bridge” is experiencing erosion around the high-flow spillway and on both bridge abutments. The project includes installing temporary access roads, installing erosion countermeasures, introducing logs for habitat enhancement, grading the historic and high-flow channels, and installing riparian area plantings.

Updated: 11-24-20

Status: Project has been cancelled due to significant cost increases associated with regulatory requirements. The bridge and roadway are stable.

Contact: Devin Patterson, Project Manager, devinpat@clackamas.us or 503-742-4666

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422nd Avenue Bridge over Cedar Creek | Sandy, OR

  • What: Reset retaining wall blocks on the SE corner of the bridge along Firwood Creek.
  • Why: To prevent erosion and to stabilize wall blocks and road fill.

Boardman Creek over Boardman Ave | Jennings Lodge, OR

  • What: Install a concrete footing and headwall, add boulders, rebuild a section of roadway, add native plants, and remove accumulated sediment and debris from Boardman Creek.
  • Why: To prevent future undermining and erosion, improve habitat, and to minimize flooding along Boardman Creek.

Casto Road Bridge over unnamed stream | Oregon City, OR

  • What: Remove remnants of an abandoned beaver dam on the upstream side of the bridge. 
  • Why: To assist with drainage and to keep the stream channel centered under the bridge.

Clackamas River Drive (culvert) over unnamed stream | Clackamas area, OR

  • What:  Extend and repair a retaining wall on a concrete culvert which carries an unnamed tributary of the Clackamas River under Clackamas River Drive.
  • Why:  During a storm event this past winter, a large tree fell and landed on the retaining wall on the culvert, damaging it significantly.

Folsom Road Bridge over unnamed, seasonal stream | Eagle Creek, OR

  • What: Excavate accumulated sediment and invasive species from the stream channel.
  • Why: To assist with drainage and to keep the stream channel centered under the bridge.

Heiple Road Bridge over Currin Creek | Eagle Creek, OR

  • What:  Excavate accumulated sediment and invasive species from the stream channel.
  • Why:  To assist with drainage and to keep the stream channel centered under the bridge.

Milk Creek over Winslow Road | Colton, OR 

  • What:  Raise Winslow Road Bridge to replace beam. During a routine Oregon Department of Transportation inspection, it was discovered that an exterior beam on the bridge has decayed and needs to be replaced.
  • Why: During a routine Oregon Department of Transportation inspection, it was discovered that an exterior beam on the bridge has decayed and needs to be replaced. 

Still Creek

  • What: Repair erosion and undermining on the eastern bridge footing and protect from future erosion. Includes creating a temporary access road and installing precast concrete panels and boulders along the affected bridge abutment and road embankment.
  • Why: To preserve and protect the Still Creek Bridge.

Tickle Creek Road Bridge over Tickle Creek | Boring, OR

  • What:  Repair erosion along the southern bridge footing, install erosion countermeasures, channel-grading, embankment protection, habitat enhancement and install native trees and shrubs.
  • Why:  To preserve and protect the bridge and embankment, and improve habitat for fish and wildlife. 
32806

A chip seal is a coating of liquid asphalt and rock chips applied to the existing roadway to extend the life of the pavement. There are four steps in the chip sealing process – applying an oil patch to the most degraded areas, putting down the chip seal, sweeping up excess rock chips and fog sealing (applying a thin coat of asphalt on top of the chip seal).

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Though your street is in basically sound condition, it needs routine maintenance to protect it. Chip sealing, which is effective for 7-10 years, stops water from seeping through the surface and damaging the pavement and road base. It costs less to apply chip seal to the street surface than to fix the street base if it is damaged.

30991

Once oil patches are applied, they are allowed to cure for one-two weeks before the chip seal is added. The sweeping and fog sealing are done as soon as possible after the chip seal, usually within 1-2 days based upon weather and the availability of work crews. While the surface can be driven or walked on at any stage, after the process is complete it takes about two weeks before the chip seal is firmly set.

30991

If it is raining or if rain is in the forecast, we will assign our crews to other work for the day. Chip seal must go on a dry surface. That is also why we ask that you make sure any sprinklers are turned off beginning at midnight the night before the chip seal work is scheduled.

30991

You will receive a notice at your door a few days ahead of time. If it does rain, work may be delayed.

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Please move your car off the street from the time the chip sealing begins to the completion of the fog sealing process – a period of approximately 2-3 days. You will always be able to drive through the area, but the entire street surface must be available for the work crews. Please also let family, friends and delivery people know not to park their vehicle on the street during that time period. If a vehicle is left on the street, we try to find the owner, but delays cost tax money. Therefore, cars not moved by the time the work begins will be towed at the owner's expense. If your car is towed, contact the Sheriff's Office, 503-655-8441.

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Contact for Pavement Preservation
Department Staff
Daryn Thorpe
Transportation Maint Tech, Sr.
503-722-6301

Phone:503-557-6391
Fax:503-650-3992
Email:roadconcerns@clackamas.us

McCoy Building 902 Abernethy Road Oregon City, OR 97045

Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

After Hours:
503-655-8211