Railroad plans May weekend closure of Tualatin-Sherwood Road intersection
For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 11, 2019
SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road will be closed to all traffic west of SW Boones Ferry Road from 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, through 5 a.m. Monday, May 20, for Portland & Western Railroad (PNWR) replacement of the railroad crossing.
Travelers are advised to plan ahead. Expect delays and/or use alternate routes.
While the most significant traffic impact will be east of Avery Street, all traffic along Tualatin-Sherwood Road will be affected. Local traffic will be allowed to access Tualatin-Sherwood Road at Teton, 97th, 95th and 90th avenues. (See map). PNWR will have flaggers onsite for the duration of the closure. Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) will be adjusting traffic signal timing in the immediate vicinity to limit congestion as much as possible.
“We’re asking people to plan ahead,” said Stacy Shetler, LUT Traffic Engineering Manager. “PNWR is doing everything possible to minimize traffic impacts. However, delays and detours are unavoidable. Consider alternate routes and/or anticipate longer travel time.”
There is a significant dip at the railroad crossing at Tualatin-Sherwood and Boones Ferry roads. PNWR crews and contractors will be removing the tracks and pavement immediately adjacent to the tracks to install new concrete panels to support the rails.
The weekend schedule avoids impacting heavy weekday commuter and school traffic. The city of Tualatin is notifying affected businesses and industries in the area. The city does not have any other road projects and/or festivals in the area during the closure.
Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users, and operating the County roadway system in cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner
Media Contact:Melissa De Lyser, Public Affairs and Communications Manager