Due to rapidly deteriorating road conditions at the Wilsonville Road railroad crossing west of Interstate 5, emergency repairs are being made to the crossing on Thursday, March 31, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The temporary repair project does not require a full closure of Wilsonville Road, but does require single lane closures both east- and west-bound to allow contractors to complete the repairs as quickly as possible.
During repairs the City encourages travelers who would normally travel on Wilsonville Road to take alternate routes, such as Barber Street or Boeckman Road, to avoid unnecessary delays and congestion.
The temporary repair involves removal of the deteriorated panels that run along the railroad lines and replacement with asphalt to smooth out the crossing until a permanent repair and replacement of the panels is to be made this summer in June or July.
The railroad repairs are being undertaken by the Portland & Western Railroad (PNWR) Co., a local short-line freight railroad division of the national Genesee & Wyoming, Inc., railroad company.
The City regrets any inconvenience this causes local citizens, visitors and businesses, but the rapidly deteriorating conditions necessitate immediate repairs.
For more information, contact Steve Adams, PE, Development Engineering Manager, at 503-682-4960; email@example.com.