City gets sister, Wilsonville water woes, and the ongong Ballad of I-5 & Wilsonville Road

POTO COURTESY WILSONVILLE BOONES FERRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Electric railroad bridge under construcion in 1907.

Oct. 19, 1988

The City of Wilsonville welcomed a contingent of 17 residents of Kitakata, Japan who visited to ratify a sister-city agreement. The visit had been expected earlier but was delayed by an illness of the Japanese emperor, which had occupied the intended travelers. The visitors planned to tour local businesses, socialize at the homes of local residents and golf while in Oregon.

Oct. 14, 1998

The City of Wilsonville was exploring drilling test wells in the Troutdale Aquifer area to determine if there was a water supply adequate for the city, which had considered drawing water from the Willamette River for its drinking water supply previously. Wilsonville citizens did not support that plan, however, and earlier in the year began considering the aquifer.

Oct. 15, 2008

Plans for improvements to the interchange of Wilsonville Road and I-5 were underway and hoped for completion within the following two years. As part of the changes, Parkway Avenue was due to be closed from access to Wilsonville Road and more lanes added to Wilsonville Road

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