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Plans had been to keep portions of the road closed until early Monday for railroad crossing replacement.

COURTESY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION - A railroad crossing project along Tualatin-Sherwood Road went faster than expected over the weekend.Tualatin-Sherwood Road opened to all traffic about 12 hours earlier than anticipated, following a weekend railroad crossing replacement project at Southwest Boones Ferry Road.

The road opened at about 5 p.m. Sunday. Portland & Western Railroad had closed the road, west of Boones Ferry Road at 8 p.m. Friday and was scheduled to reopen the road at 5 a.m. Monday.

"There were no major hiccups, and the project was completed ahead of schedule," said Stacy Shelter, a Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation engineer. "The PNWR crew and contractors were very efficient."

Traffic delays during the closure were minimal.

"We publicized the closure well in advance, urging the traveling public to plan ahead," Shetler said. "We appreciate travelers' patience and cooperation."

PNWR crews and contractors removed the tracks and pavement immediately adjacent to the tracks and installed new concrete panels to correct a significant dip at the crossing.


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