Springwater Corridor Trail
Springwater Corridor Trail - Update December 2, 2013
Clackamas County Parks is pleased to announce that the paving of the final segment of the Springwater Corridor Trail -- from Rugg Road to Boring Station Trailhead Park -- is now complete and the trail is open for use. The 21-mile paved trail now extends from downtown Portland and Boring, Ore.
The final project included: Widening and paving 2.25 miles of trail surface with 10 foot-wide asphalt and 2 to 4 feet of compacted gravel shoulders; significant drainage improvements; a new bridge deck and railings; improvements at the intersection of Telford and Haley Road; and enhanced signage and street crossings.
The Oregon Department of Transportation, Transportation Enhancement Program and Metro’s voter-approved 2006 Natural Areas Bond Measure provided funding for the project, with additional financial support from Clackamas County Parks. Portland Parks and Recreation owns the trail right-of-way. This project could not have been completed without the support of the community.
Trail design and construction management was provided by Murray, Smith & Associates. The primary contractor for the project was C&M Construction, Inc. of Sherwood, Ore.
A community event celebrating the completion of this much-anticipated trail project is scheduled for February 1 at the Boring Station Trailhead Park. For questions regarding the trail, contact Clackamas County Parks at: (503) 742-4414.
Springwater Paving - October 22, 2013
Even though the primary paving work is done, the trail is still closed to allow for additional work to be completed: shoulder gravel, hydro-seeding, completion of drainage ditches, bridge railings, signing, striping, and intersection work. Trucks and other heavy equipment will be on the trail until the work is done, likely by November 22.
Springwater Corridor Trail - Update September 26, 2013
Construction on the Springwater Corridor Trail continues, despite the early on-set of wet weather. All grading and drainage work on the south half of the project (from Dee St to the bridge at Telford Rd) is complete, and base rock has been installed to the desired grade. This section is ready for paving. Grading work and installation of drainage is ongoing for the north half of the trail (from the bridge at Telford Rd to Rugg Rd). Drainage work should be complete by the end of September. The grading and base rock will be completed as weather allows. The new concrete bridge deck was poured on September 26. New bridge railings will be installed in a few weeks. In the meantime, please stay off the trail and bridge to avoid delays to construction and safety hazards. We're hoping for a few more weeks of dry weather to get the project wrapped up by the end of October.
Springwater Corridor Trail – Update August 19, 2013
Construction is proceeding according to schedule thanks to good weather. Rough grading is complete from Dee Street (Boring) to the bridge across Telford Road. Drainage improvements are being installed. Rough grading and drainage work north of the bridge (to Rugg Road) is scheduled to start week of August 26. Work on the bridge (dismantle the deck, remove loose paint, re-coat the girders and install a new deck) is also scheduled to start week of August 26. Temporary Road closures and detours will be in effect as needed to complete the bridge work.
Springwater Corridor Trail – Construction Update – July 24, 2013
The construction project has been awarded C & M Excavation & Utilities LLC of Sherwood, OR
Initial vegetation clearing started the week of July 8. Final survey work and installation of erosion control occurred on the week of July 15. Initial grading work commenced the week of July 22.
The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of October 2013, subject to unforeseen delays, including weather conditions adverse to construction.
For your safety, and to avoid construction delays, the trail will be closed for the duration of the construction project, or until such time as the contractor, ODOT and the County deem the trail safe for use.
Telford Road will be impacted by the construction project. Impacts should be limited to between August 19 and September 30, during weekdays only. Through traffic may be detoured to 282nd Avenue to get around the construction zone. Local access traffic will be allowed from the north and the south during periods of road closure – up to the point of the bridge work.
Thank you for your patience during the construction phase! Clackamas County is pleased to be completing the paving of the final 2 ¼ miles of the Springwater Corridor Trail to the new Trailhead Park in Boring.
Please contact Clackamas County Parks at 503-742-4414 for questions regarding this project.
Springwater Corridor Trail
1903- The Springwater Division Line was developed for rail service. By 1910, 161 miles of rail carried over 16,000 passengers annually. Farm produce shipped by rail to Portland markets. Communities of Boring, Eagle Creek, Estacada and Cazadero developed along the rail line.
1906 – PGE & Portland Railway Light and Power Company managed line during the time of peak usage.
1910 - Became Springwater Line, aka Portland Traction Company Line, Cazadero Line, Bellrose Line.
1958- Passenger service discontinued.
1990 – City of Portland acquires Springwater Line for future multi-use regional trail. 21.5 mile segment from Portland to Boring, with additional acquisitions by Metro.
1991 - Master planning. Developed as a multi-use trail. The paved surface is 10-12 feet wide w/ soft shoulders. Designed to accommodate walkers, joggers, hikers, bicycles, wheelchairs, and strollers. Equestrian use east of I-205 where a separate soft surface path where topography allows.
1996- City of Portland completes construction of initial segment of Springwater Trail.
1999 – Clackamas County acquires 6.9 acres in Boring for future trailhead for Springwater and Cazadero Trail systems.
2000 – City of Portland completes segment of Springwater through Gresham to Rugg Road.
2008 - Allocate $596,000 from Metro Local Share Bond (2006) to pave final 2 ¼ mile segment.
2009 – Preliminary Design & Topographic Survey completed.
2010 – IGA with City of Portland to design, construct and maintain.
2010- Awarded $1.2 million in Oregon Department of Transportation Enhancement funds. Executed an IGA between County and ODOT.
2011 – Secured Conditional Use Permit. Hired Murray, Smith & Associates to finalize design, engineering, permitting and construction documents.
2012 – Joint Permit Application submitted to agencies
December 2012 – Final Plans, Specifications & Estimates
March 2013 – Bid Opening
April 2013 - Bid Award & Contracting
July 2013 – Start Construction
November 2013 – Complete Construction
Project Description: Construct 2.25 miles of the Springwater Trail from SE Rugg Road to SE Dee Street in Boring. Construction will involve clearing, and grading an existing 7-8 foot-wide gravel surface trail, widening as needed to meet the 10-12 foot width goal, providing for a 2-4 foot gravel shoulder to accommodate equestrian use. Modify and improve drainage as needed. Develop a suitable and safe road crossing at Haley/Telford Road, and improve an existing bridge crossing to meet current safety standards.
ODOT TE Grant: $1,200,000
Metro Local Share: $644,528
County Match: $90,430
$530,000 Design, Engineering, Permitting, Right-of-Way & Land Acquisition
$1,100,000-1,300,000 Preliminary Const. Est.