On Thursday, March 31, Portland & Western Railroad (PNWR) Co. made temporary repairs to the railroad crossing on Wilsonville Road west of Interstate 5. While the completed repairs addressed railroad grade issues and resolved the pothole problem for eastbound traffic, the City has determined that further repairs are needed in order to address the noticeable dip at the crossing when traveling westbound on Wilsonville Road.
The City plans to address the problem by grinding down the westbound travel lanes of Wilsonville Road by up to a one inch leading up to the crossing. The additional repairs will be undertaken as soon as possible, but depend upon the contractor’s availability to perform the work and coordination with PNWR.
Until the repairs are made, travelers are strongly encouraged to slow down at the crossing when traveling in the westbound lanes.
While these repairs are temporary, the City continues to work with PNWR to plan for making permanent repairs to the crossing this summer in June or July.
The City regrets any inconvenience this causes local citizens, visitors and businesses.
For more information, contact Steve Adams, PE, Development Engineering Manager, at 503-682-4960; firstname.lastname@example.org.