Gaston Road closing Aug. 24 for bridge replacement

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 07, 2020

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

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Gaston Road Bridge Replacement detour
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Gaston Road between Spring Hill Road and Highway 47 is closing Aug. 24-Nov. 30 for bridge replacement. 

Traffic will detour to Spring Hill Road and Highway 47.

The existing Gaston Road Bridge over Wapato Creek was built in 1958. In June 2016 the bridge was weight-limited due to decay of the timber structure. The new concrete bridge will be wider and built to current safety and environmental standards.

The estimated $1.4 million project is funded through Oregon HB 2017.

A section of waterline will be replaced during the closure, in coordination with L.A. Water Cooperative.

For more information, visit the project webpage or contact Capital Project Services at 503-846-7800 or

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users, and operating the County roadway system in cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Heather Sturgill, Senior Communications Specialist/PIO