July 10, 2023
Dear Port District Neighbors,
In 2024, Port of Benton will replace rail crossings and perform other track maintenance at the following intersections:
• SR 240 – replace the railroad crossing and replace the railroad crossing flashing lights and gates (the Port will continue performing asphalt and concrete maintenance on this crossing to sustain safe operations for train and vehicle traffic until it’s replaced)
• Airport Way – replace the railroad crossing with new concrete panels
• Saint Street – replace the railroad crossing with concrete panels and install lighted crossbucks
Each intersection will be fully closed for multiple days during construction. Detour routes will be in place and communicated well in advance.
We haven’t determined specific dates, but anticipate the projects will be completed in the summer of 2024. We will limit the work windows (e.g., from noon on a Thursday to 6 a.m. on the following Monday) to minimize disruptions to vehicle traffic. As our planning continues, we will communicate the closure dates and other details.
We’re funding these projects with $3.1 million in state and federal grants, a $250,000 low-interest Freight Rail Assistance Program loan and $385,000 in Port grant matching funds.
For additional information, please visit portofbenton.com/projects, or call 509-375-3060.
Port of Benton
Public Information Officer