September 19, 2022
Richland, Wash. – Port of Benton plans to begin construction on the Cemetery Access/Swift Boulevard railroad crossing on Thursday, September 29, at noon. The crossing will reopen for traffic on Monday, October 3, at 6 a.m.
The railroad crossing replacement project will require the full closure of Cemetery Road, the access road to Einan’s at Sunset Funeral Home, and the Cemetery at Sunset Gardens throughout the project.
The construction project is 100% Port of Benton funded and includes fully replacing the railroad crossing, rail, ties, concrete crossing panels and repaving the road on both sides of the panels.
For additional information, please visit portofbenton.com/projects, or call 509-375-3060.
*Please note that although Port of Benton owns the rail and trackage commonly known as the Southern Connection, for all legal intents and purposes, the Port of Benton is not considered a railroad, and as such, will not be taking over any operations of the Port trackage.
Roger Wright, P.E.
RGW Enterprises, PC