Walker Avenue Temporary Closure Scheduled
The Oregon Department of Transportation has ordered the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad (CORP) to construct improvements at the Walker Avenue railroad crossing, consisting of sidewalks and concrete surfacing.
While the construction of the roadway portion has already begun, preparations for the railroad’s portion of work are scheduled to begin on Tuesday September 8, with construction commencing on Friday September 11. A full closure of Walker Avenue is required to perform the work.
In order to perform this work minimize the disruption to local traffic, the city is allowing the CORP’s contractor, RailWorks, to close Walker Avenue at 8:00 pm on Friday, and work straight through the weekend, re-opening Walker on Monday morning at 5:00 AM.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope that the new sidewalks and roadway surface will be a significant improvement, and an asset to the community