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City of Hillsboro Oregon, Cornelius Pass Road Extension 2011 to 2015.

A controversial project involving the extension of Cornelius Pass Road across the Portland & Western Railroad in last location from Beaverton to Hillsboro to provide a passing siding. The project was performed as a team under Parsons Brinckerhoff to develop an agreement between ODOT, ODOT Rail, Washington County, City of Hillsboro and the Portland & Western Railroad to provide the equivalent siding space. The ODOT Rail application was prepared and involved the extension of Cornelius Pass Road, the closure of 229th Avenue, and the closure of three private crossings. The construction plans for the crossing, the road closure and the closure of the three private crossings was prepared in 2014-15. The plans included raising the track 21" to remove two substandard vertical curves, upgrading of culverts, and the expansion of drainage ditches. The crossing is currently the longest at-grade street crossing in the State of Oregon.

Plan at Crossing