November 7 Open House for Oleson Road at Fanno Creek Bridge Replacement Project

For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 01, 2012

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Oleson Road at Fanno Creek flooding (Nov 2011)
Washington County's Department of Land Use and Transportation invites the public to attend a neighborhood open house on November 7 for the Oleson Road at Fanno Creek bridge replacement project. The event will be held at Montclair Elementary School, 7250 SW Vermont Street, Portland. The public is invited to drop in anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about the project’s proposed design. Project staff from Washington County will be available to answer questions and solicit feedback.

Fanno Creek floods on a regular basis, resulting in road closures and damage to the existing bridge on Oleson Road. This project will replace the existing bridge with a new structure built above the flood plain. Additional improvements will include bicycle lanes, sidewalks, street lighting, landscaping, and storm drainage facilities. The project is currently in the design stage. Bridge replacement is scheduled to occur in 2014.

Funding for this project is provided by the county’s Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP).

For more information, visit the project website or contact Project Manager Pat Oakes at (503) 846-7800 or

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

Open House Flyer

Media Contact:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator
(503) 846-4963