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OR 62: Ft. Creek Fish Passage Project
Construction Summary
Fort Creek after the two culverts were removed and before the bridge was built.
Fort Creek after culverts removed and before bridge built.

Construction began  August 2008 
Construction completed  November 2008
Contractor  JAL Construction
Lead ODOT Inspector  Doug Iverson
Total Project Cost   $720 K

Project Information
Old culverts that passed Ft. Creek under OR 62 before they were removed.
Old culverts that passed Ft. Creek under OR 62.
Project Location
The project is located approximately 2 miles southeast of Ft. Klamath in Klamath County, Oregon on OR 62 (Crater Lake Highway) at milepost 92.3.
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Purpose of the Project
The purpose of the project is two fold.  The two existing 48-inch corrugated metal culverts at Ft. Creek are deteriorating and need to be replaced.  They also restrict resident fish passage.   The culverts restrict the flow causing a damming of the creek.  The upstream ends of the culverts are lower than the downstream ends, creating a whirlpool upstream and pressurized flow through the culverts.  The fast moving water is a barrier for fish.  The culverts will be replaced by a bridge.

Preliminary Schedule

 Contract bid let date: April 17, 2008
 Construction begins; detour in place: August 1, 2008 
 Work completed; OR 62 reopened: October 31, 2008

Traffic Changes During Construction
  • OR 62 at Ft. Creek will be closed during construction on or about August 1, 2008.  Traffic will be rerouted around the project area using Weed Road and Loosley Road.   The detour will be in place until October 31, 2008.
  • Local residential and business traffic on OR 62 north and south of Ft. Creek will be permitted.  Signs at either end of the detour will alert travelers the highway is still open for local access.
  • During construction, traffic impacts will be posted at TripCheck on a weekly basis or at more frequent intervals as changes occur.

ODOT Contacts
Office Phone
Mike Redd
Project Leader
Tom Feeley
Construction Project Manager
Butch Hansen
Area Manager