GBI recently completed site work on one of the Northwest’s premier vacation resorts, Mt. Hood Village in Welches, Oregon. With the Sandy River to the north, the Salmon River directly to the south, and the peak of Mt. Hood nearby to the east, the resort is in an ideal location for exploring. Given the town’s proximity to Mt. Hood National Forest, both year-round residents and short-term visitors have access to several recreational activities, including skiing, fishing, and hiking.
The project scope included various civil infrastructure projects across 115 acres, with 10 acres of new development. GBI installed rain gardens and provided new storm systems and paved roads as well as domestic water, electrical, sewer, and cable service. GBI crews laid approximately 10,000 LF of waterline, 3,000 LF of storm pipe, and 7,000 LF of sanitary sewer. Between mass excavation and the pipe operations, around 25,000 yards of export left the jobsite. Close to 30,000 tons of rock were brought in for the roads, RV and cabin pads, and pipe backfill.
This job was unique due to a combination of location and seasonal challenges. With a project start date at the onset of Oregon’s rainy season, GBI tackled the challenge of starting mass grading in a part of the state that averages 54 inches of rain and 24 inches of snow annually. With a little bit of cement treating and a lot of patience, fills were placed, and the project moved forward. The location had its challenges, but there were also rewards: the project team was able to work in an incredibly scenic place.
The Mt. Hood Village Phase 2 project was both challenging and rewarding. Over the course of nine months, quality work was performed, lasting relationships were built, and a priceless experience was gained by everyone involved. Most importantly, a new community was able to witness firsthand why GBI is the contractor of choice in the Oregon region.