Construction, Forest Grove, Washington County

B Street closure extended through October 9

The planned detour for the B Street Naylor Creek bridge replacement project beginning July 6. Photo: Washington Co. LUT

FOREST GROVE – The B Street closure has been extended through Friday, October 9, after bridge work was delayed due to hazardous air quality caused by wildfire smoke, according to Washington County Land Use and Transportation.

Washington County Land Use and Transportation began replacement of a timber bridge over Naylor Creek located between the Gales Creek bridge and Stringtown Road on July 6. The project was originally scheduled to be completed on September 30. 

According to county bridge data, the 129 foot bridge spanning Naylor Creek was built in 1953. The bridge is located just outside of Forest Grove city limits.

A detour has been established from Tualatin Valley Highway (Highway 47), Elm Street, Pacific Avenue and 19th Street.

Chas Hundley is the editor of the Gales Creek Journal and sister news publications the Banks Post and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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