The Coleman Creek culvert is located along Oregon 99 (Rogue Valley Highway or North Main Street) at milepost 11.03, about 500 feet north of the North Phoenix Road intersection. The undersized culvert presents a barrier to fish passage.
The roadway width has little to no accomodation for pedestrians and cyclists, especially those who are disabled.
This project will replace the culvert with a bridge that allows better fish passage and is a priority creek for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
he new bridge will accommodate four lanes of traffic and provide sidewalks and bike lanes, which the current crossing does not have. It will also be a good addition to future OR 99 transportation improvments scheduled in 2024 between Coleman Creek and Glenwood Road.
Oregon 99 (Rogue Valley Highway, milepost 11.03) at the north end of Phoenix.
Cost and Funding
This project is supported by fish passage funds. The current total cost estimate for this project is ~$5.7 million.
Stellar J Construction
This project will remove an undersized, failing culvert and install a bridge. It will help with downstream erosion and enhance fish passage. New bike lanes and sidewalks will be constructed with the new bridge, which will make the roadway friendly for all users.
What Problem Will This Improve?
The roadway width at the culvert cannot properly accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists.
The culvert is failing, causing erosion in the streambed. The culvert's drop at the downstream side and environment inside is not conducive to fish passage.
Phoenix_ODOT Brief_ Feb7_2022final.pdf
Learn more about this and other ODOT projects in the Rogue Valley in the Winter edition of Moving Ahead with ODOT.