Kane Drive

  • Project and closure information

    The permanent replacement of the Kelly Creek culvert under Kane Drive is scheduled to begin July 16. We will work as quickly and safely as possible to get traffic fully restored on Kane in the shortest time possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and deeply appreciate your patience in the coming weeks.

  • Starting July 16

    • Kane Drive will be closed from NE 17th to NE 23rd streets. 
    • Work will take up to seven weeks.
    • Work hours: 7:00 am-10:00 pm Monday through Saturday.
    • Businesses will remain open during construction.
    • Access to Mt. Hood Community College will be available.
    • Trucks will be rerouted to Hogan.
    • Project Description
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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


          • Kane Drive Washout
          • Damaged culvert
          • Kane Culvert construction
          • Two Culverts
          • Kane back fill
          • Kane Road  Jan 13

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

          • The damaged Kelly Creek culvert.

          • Aerial view of culvert construction.

          • Kelly Creek exiting downstream of the temporary 6 foot culverts.

          • Crews backfill and compact the soil and rock for stability and prepare for paving. 

          • The temporary repairs were completed and the road opened to traffic on January 13, 2016.