The City of Gresham will close a section of Kane Drive this summer for approximately seven weeks to replace the culvert that Kelly Creek runs through and into the Mt. Hood Pond. Work on the new 34-foot culvert will begin in August and result in a section
of Kane adjacent to Mt. Hood Community College – from NE 23rd Street to about NE 17th Street – to close to through traffic. The rest of Kane Drive, and all other streets surrounding the campus, will remain open during that time.
The city expects the project to finish sometime in September. Construction will replace the temporary emergency pipes beneath Kane and install a permanent, fish-passable culvert that will prevent flooding and last for several decades. The work will
include temporarily diverting Kelly Creek.
In December 2015, flooding blocked the culvert beneath Kane Drive and washed out a 140-foot section of the road. The city added a temporary culvert due to the heavy traffic that impacts the street and reopened the road in January.
According to city officials, an estimated 25,000 vehicles travel Kane Drive daily. A detour via Hogan Road will serve large trucks; other vehicles can use local access roads to bypass the closed section.
You can learn more about the closure and sign up for project-related news alerts from the City of Gresham by visiting greshamoregon.gov