Portion of Highway 99E in Canby to Be Closed Next Month for Railroad Work

A portion of Highway 99E will be closed for several days next month to remove an unused portion of railroad tracks and realign a section of track still in use.

ODOT says it will remove the unused set of railroad tracks that crossed 99E near South Pine Street and the Logging Road Trail overpass, while realigning those tracks that remain in use.

The work will require 99E to be closed to through traffic between South Pine and Southeast Hazeldell Way from 10 p.m. Thursday, July 6, through 5 a.m., Monday, July 10.

Businesses on either side of the railroad tracks will remain open, ODOT said, and a 24-hour shuttle will be available to carry pedestrians, cyclists and those using mobility devices around the closure.

Motor traffic will be detoured to Sequoia Parkway, Fourth Avenue and South Redwood/Pine Street.

Transportation officials say the removal and realignment work will eliminate a potential safety hazard and “give everyone a smoother ride.”

The work was part of the state’s long-planned $20 million overhaul of 99E between South Pine and Southwest Berg Parkway, but the need to replace a damaged 1960s-era stormwater pipe has pushed the bulk of the paving until next year, according to the most recent update.

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