OR Highway 213: Cascade Highway South (Milk Creek Bridge) Mulino Project
This is a project to replace the Milk Creek Bridge on Oregon Highway 213 (Cascade Highway South) and improve safety through Mulino. ODOT contractor Capital Concrete Construction began work on the project in January 2010. Due to seasonal work restrictions for the bridge construction and certain environmental requirements, the project will likely require two construction seasons. All work is estimated to be complete by early summer 2012. Click here to download a project fact sheet.
*Look here for the weekly construction news that details traffic impacts on the project, updated every Friday.
|Latest Project Photo:
Aerial photography captures progress on the new roadway alignment. (May 2011)
|Why is ODOT doing this project?|
|The project is 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 accidents in the last few years with one fatality. Poor alignment and sight distance contribute to the problem as well as the narrow highway cross section. Several accidents have also occurred at the Mulino Road intersection as northbound cars stop in the highway to make left turns heading west. In addition, there is significant congestion near the Mulino School and Passmore Road intersection at certain times of the day.
|What exactly is ODOT doing?|
|Starting from the north around the Freeman Road intersection and heading south to Passmore Road we are doing the following: |
- Replacing the narrow two-lane Milk Creek Bridge with a new three-lane bridge including a very nicely designed bridge rail
- Widening 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
- Installing curbs and sidewalks along the highway from the north end of the new bridge to the Passmore Road intersection
- Installing curbs and sidewalks along Mulino Road
- Widening Mulino Road to include separated left and right-turn lanes to the Highway
- Realigning abrupt highway curves
- Improving sight distance at the intersection of Grades Road and Highway 213
- Installing a 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).
The contractor is restricted from closing any traffic lanes on Highway 213 during the following times:
- 5:30 and 9:15 a.m. Monday through Friday
- 3:15 and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
- 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Drivers can expect daytime single lane closures between the hours of 9:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. During this time, flaggers will direct traffic. Daytime lane closures on weekdays are restricted to a maximum length of 200 feet.
In addition, ODOT anticipates a significant amount of night work, which may take place during the hours of 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. Drivers can expect single lane closures during nighttime work hours, with flaggers directing traffic. ODOT will provide advance notice to neighbors before night work begins.
|ODOT contact information|
|Kimberly Dinwiddie |
ODOT Community Affairs Coordinator