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Public Works Projects

  • Public works projects safely preserve existing infrastructure, increase roadway capacity, improve mobility and enhance neighborhood livability. 

    Construction projects 

  • Highland Bridge Upgrades

    Project description  

    Crews are working on structural improvements to the Highland Bridge. The upgrades are designed to reduce structural impacts in the event of an earthquake.  The work will take place at the Highland Bridge on SW Highland Drive, south of W. Powell Blvd.  


    • Expect delays.  
    • Expect lane closures on Highland bridge while crews work on the top side of the bridge in Feb. 
    • Occasional lane closures on SW Highland Drive.  
    • Two-way traffic will continue during construction.  
    • Construction equipment and noise. 


    • Jan. - May
    • Work hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 6:00pm


    Oregon State Bridge Construction 


    Mike Green, Project Manager, at 503-618-2492 



    NE Hogan Drive Safety Improvements


    NE Hogan Drive: NE Burnside to E. Powell Blvd. 


    • Oct. 2022 - Oct. 2023
    • Work hours are Monday - Friday, 7am - 6pm 

    Work will include

    • This project is designed to decrease traffic congestion and improve pedestrian safety. A southbound lane will be added on NE Hogan Drive between NE Burnside and E. Powell Blvd. 
    • Safety improvements will include new sidewalks for pedestrian travel and bike lanes. 
    • Stormwater facility Improvements will provide better collection and filtering of road pollutants. 

    Project impacts 

    • Traffic delays due to partial street closure and reduced traffic speeds. 
    • Partial driveway closures will be scheduled with business. 
    • Construction equipment, noise and dust. 


    Raimore Construction


    Mike Green, Project Manager at 503-618-2492


    North Gresham Elementary Well Drilling

    Crews are drilling a groundwater well near North Gresham Elementary school, 1001 SE 217th Avenue. 

    This project is part helps expand our groundwater supply. Learn more

    Johnson Creek Sewer Pipe Upgrades

    Project description  

    This project will upgrade sewer pipes that travel over Johnson Creek at a bridge crossing. The pipeline upgrade is designed to withstand a large earthquake.  Improvements will include: 

    • Replacing and increasing the depth of the piles at either end of the crossing.  This will provide a strong base for the span.  
    • Replacing the existing pipe and enclosing it with steel casing. 
    • Upgrading the manholes at either end of the span.  
    • Securing the above ground manholes to prevent disconnection.  

    Project status  

    • This project is currently in the design and planning phase.  
    • Construction is planned for 2023.

    Project documents


    For more information, contact Jeff Loftin at 503-618-2669

    Street Reconstruction Project

    The City launched a five year street reconstruction project in 2018.  This is the largest investment in our streets in Gresham’s history.

    • The project will fix the most deteriorated streets in the city. 
    • 25% of residential streets will be reconstructed from 2018 - 2023
    • 149 lane miles will be rebuilt.
    • Paving work is scheduled during the summer months. 

     Find out more about this project

    Sidewalk Improvements

    Project overview 

    The City will be upgrading sidewalk ramps at intersections throughout Gresham. The City is installing sloped curb ramps to provide improved safety at pedestrian crossings. The new ramps will allow people with disabilities to safely travel from the sidewalk to the street.

    What to expect during construction 

    During all construction activity, there will be delays and on-street parking will be impacted. The City strives to limit disruptions as much as possible.   

    • Sidewalk closed
    • Bike lane closed
    • Construction equipment parked in your neighborhood
    • Partial road closure—flaggers may be directing traffic
    • Reduced on-street parking
    • Noise and dust
    • Work hours may vary, but generally will occur 7:00am - 6:00pm.
    • Some sidewalk work in scheduled before paving begins this summer. Find out more about our summer paving project. 


    Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525