Lane change scheduled for Gales Creek Road bridge

Release date: 01/26/2017
Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Engineering and Construction Services Division

Traffic on the Gales Creek Road bridge will be shifted from the north lane to the south lane Friday (Jan. 27) afternoon for demolition and construction of the north half of the bridge.

Gales Creek Road may be closed for up to 20 minutes on Friday during the lane change.

The old bridge over Gales Creek was narrow and showing signs of decay. Construction of a new bridge began in June, starting on the south side of the bridge. Constructing the bridge in two stages allows traffic flow to continue during construction.

Construction is expected to be completed by in May 2017.

For more information about this project, visit Gales Creek Road bridge project page or contact Washington County Department of Land Use &Transportation at or 503-846-7800. For the latest road construction schedules, visit 

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 a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

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Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator