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New Culvert Improves Street for Fish and Community Members in Beaverton, OR

3-30-2022

By Irina Lapina, PWS

Southwest Butner Road is now better for fish and the community alike, thanks to a new culvert.

Washington County Department of Land Use and Transportation completed improvements on a section of the Southwest Butner Road crossing at Johnson Creek in Beaverton, Oregon. The failing culvert was replaced with a new fish-passable concrete box culvert and Southwest Butner Road now features a wider roadway with bike lanes, sidewalks on each side, and a pedestrian crossing.

A crosswalk with signage on a residential street

Parametrix provided design, a natural resources assessment, waters delineation report, fish passage plan, environmental permitting, construction support, and post construction compliance services for the project.

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