Kane Drive

  • Kane Drive is open 

    The permanent replacement of the Kelly Creek culvert under Kane Drive is complete. We initially estimated the permanent reconstruction would require the road to be closed for seven weeks, but we were able to reopen it in five weeks exactly. We greatly appreciate the public's patience during the permanent repair of Kane Drive.   

    • Kane Drive is open
    • Kane, New sidewalk
    • Kane Backfill
    • Kane, nine parts of culvert
    • Kane. Culvert install
    • Kane Culvert construction
    • Kane Drive Washout

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    • Kane Drive opened to traffic two weeks early. Workers remain on site to finish work around the culvert, as our first priority was to finish the road itself.

    • Forming for curbs and sidewalks while preparing the road base for paving.

    • Backfilling the new culvert.

    • The first 9 of 23 culvert sections installed.

    • To expedite construction, the culvert was precast and the foundations were poured in place.

    • Aerial view of the temporary culvert construction.

    • The wash-out created a 140-foot long, 40-foot wide, and 15-foot deep hole in the road.

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    Project Description

    This summer, while stream flows are low and there is more daylight, we will be required to close all lanes of Kane Drive from NE 17th to NE 23rd while we replace the Kelly Creek culvert.  

    Work will include

    • Temporarily diverting Kelly Creek
    • Removing temporary culverts
    • Installing new culvert
    • Creating a fish-friendly streambed
    • Restoring the road
    • Rebuilding sidewalks
    • Replanting with native plants 

    Project impacts

    • The Kane Drive closure is expected to last up to seven weeks.
    • Local access will be provided to residents.
    • Alternate routes will be posted and travel delays are possible.
    • Trucks will be rerouted to Hogan.
    • TriMet buses will be rerouted, but will continue to serve Mt. Hood Community College. 
    • Electronic reader boards and traffic signs will be posted for alternative routes. 

    Please note


    Project Background
    • In December 2015, a historic rain storm dumped over three inches of rain in a six-hour period.
    • Large amounts of debris filled Kelly Creek and blocked the culvert under Kane Drive. 
    • Rising water eroded soil and supporting material under the roadway, causing the complete wash-out of Kane Drive.  
    • The wash-out created a 140-foot long, 40-foot wide and 15-foot deep hole in the road. 

      Emergency response:  Respond, restore and rebuild 

      Many factors informed the City’s decision to respond with an emergency repair. 

      • Kane is one of three main north-south roads, connecting I-84 and US 26.  Kane is heavily used, with more than 25,000 daily trips on average.   
      • Kane is a freight corridor. 
      • Kane is a TriMet public transportation route.  
      • Kane serves 33,000 students attending Mt. Hood Community College.  
      • A long-term solution to the wash-out required extensive permitting and planning and would have left Kane closed for an extended period.
      • Kane’s emergency repairs were expedited and completed in 30 days. 
       Project funding

      The City received relief funds for the emergency repair through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Federal relief funds have also been granted for the permanent repair.   


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      Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525 or KaneDrive@GreshamOregon.gov