Railroad-crossing work to close Harmony Road
That's because the city will close Harmony west of South Timberline Road for almost a week as Union Pacific upgrades its railroad-crossing for Harmony's new lanes.
The intersection already has caused confusion among drivers as barrels have blocked off new lanes for months. Tim Kemp, a capital projects engineer for the city, says he has fielded many phone calls about the continued obstruction of what people assumed was a completed road-widening project.
"It's definitely something that I know is frustrating," Kemp said.
People, of course, wonder why the construction barrels have remained in the new lanes. Turns out, the existing railroad crossing signals only meet standards for the old four-lane configuration. They do not meet the requirements for the new six-lane configuration.
The city had planned to complete the railroad-crossing upgrades this past summer during the road-widening construction. However, the project was delayed because the city and Union Pacific had not completed agreements required to finish the job.
The city and Union Pacific thought they had a solution in mind but the
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