Starr Creek Road Extension

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Starr Creek Road Extension
Starr Creek Road
Monroe, OR

Phase 1 of this project was completed in 2018. Phase 2 is currently under construction and is anticipated to be complete in 2020. This project will re-establish a mile long section of roadway between Starr Creek Road and Hells Canyon Road. The roadway will provide secondary emergency access and egress for  25 homes on Starr Creek Road and 28 homes on the Hells Canyon Road network that currently only have one way in and out.  This roadway is currently gated on both ends and this project proposes to retain gates near these locations.

The County owns Right Of Way (ROW) through land owned by five (5) private property owners and the Bureau of Land Management.  The County is working with these landowners and BLM to realign this ROW to the existing roadway and to better fit the topography and limit impacts to riparian areas.

Anticipated Cost : $800,000

Funding : Motor Fuel Tax, Title II BLM Funds

For more information about the project, those interested can contact Civil Engineer Owen Millehrer at 541-766-6821 or by email at


Status Updates

Update 10/2/20 - Construction of Phase 2 is completed - we just wait for vegetation to establish itself on the slopes prior to the fall rains coming.

Construction on Phase 2 of the project began in June 2020. The contractor is currently building fill up to subgrade, installing culverts, and repairing some Phase 1 work.

Initial work will be brushing and clearing of the proposed roadway and beginning earth moving operations.  Earth work will be contained to roadways and adjacent properties and should not result in hauling out on Starr Creek or Hells Canyon Roads.  Rock and potentially fill material will be hauled into the site to build up the road cross-section.