Comments Close Aug. 8 for Bailey Branch

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Benton County still needs your help deciding what to do with the Bailey Branch line. The county purchased the old rail corridor in October for almost a half-million dollars. Eventually the county wants to restore rail service to the area, but in the meantime is trying to figure out what to do … Continue reading »

Bailey Branch Corridor Input Sought

BENTON COUNTY, Ore. — Benton County wants some advice on what to do with its newly purchased rail line corridor. The county bought 16-18 miles of the Bailey Branch Corridor in October for $486,000. The strip of property starts near Llewellyn Road and runs through Monroe to Hull-Oakes Lumber on Dawson Road. The county says … Continue reading »

Railroad Crossing Being Upgraded

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Work started Monday to improve a railroad crossing in Springfield, resulting in a few street closures. Union Pacific Railroad is upgrading the crossing on 42nd Street at the entrance to International Paper. As a result, crews shut down part of South 32nd Street Monday, and 42nd will be shut down Tuesday. “The … Continue reading »

Railroad Crossings Closed

EUGENE, Ore. — Two railroad crossings will be closed all day while crews perform maintenance on the train tracks. The crossings at Monroe and Van Buren streets will be closed from 6:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday. Alternate routes include Madison Street or the Chambers Street overpass, which connects to Railroad Avenue and First Avenue … Continue reading »