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OR Highway 213: Cascade Highway South (Milk Creek Bridge) Mulino Project

Project Summary:   
ODOT replaced the Milk Creek Bridge on Oregon Highway 213 (Cascade Highway South) and improved safety through Mulino.  ODOT contractor Capital Concrete Construction began work on the project in January 2010. Click here to download a project fact sheet.
Latest Information:   
Construction of this project wrapped up in late 2012.

Why did ODOT do this project?
The project was essentially two fold:
  • Replace the aging Milk Creek Bridge (the bridge is approximately 80 years old and is in relatively poor condition)
  • Improve highway safety through Mulino. 
The intersection of Graves Road at the south end of the bridge has had several crashes in the last few years with one fatality.  Poor alignment and sight distance contributed to the problem as well as the narrow highway cross section.  Several crashes have also occurred at the Mulino Road intersection as northbound cars stop in the highway to make left turns heading west.  In addition, there was significant congestion near the Mulino School and Passmore Road intersection at certain times of the day.  

What exactly did ODOT do?
From the north around the Freeman Road intersection and heading south to Passmore Road we construced the following:
  • Replaced the narrow two-lane Milk Creek Bridge with a new three-lane bridge including an aesthetic bridge rail
  • Widen the highway for added shoulder width and to provide a continuous left-turn lane from Graves Road to the Mulino Road and Passmore Road intersections
  • Installed curbs and sidewalks along the highway from the north end of the new bridge to the Passmore Road intersection
  • Installed curbs and sidewalks along Mulino Road
  • Widen Mulino Road to include separated left and right-turn lanes to the Highway
  • Realigned abrupt highway curves
  • Improved sight distance at the intersection of Grades Road and Highway 213
  • Installed water quality swale in the northwest quadrant of the Freeman Road intersection
To view an artist's rendering of the new bridge, click here
To view an aerial map of the project, click here (file is large - download may take several minutes).

ODOT contact information
Kimberly Dinwiddie
ODOT Community Affairs Coordinator
(503) 731-8281