W&P “2012 Ballston Crossings Project”
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The Willamette & Pacific Railroad, Inc. is bidding this “2012 BallstonCrossing Project” in response to ODOT Order #50775. The Project
consists of the reconstruction of the De Jong Road Crossing (ODOTCrossing No. FCA-740.30, U.S. DOT NO. 754094L), the reconstruction of Ballston-Broadmead Road Crossing (ODOT Crossing No. FCA-740.00, U.S.DOT NO. 754095T), and the Closure of Lincoln Street Crossing (ODOTCrossing No. FCA-740.40, U.S. DOT NO. 754093E). The area of track isleased to the Willamette & Pacific Railroad from the Union PacificRailroad.
Ballston, Oregon is located 50 miles to the Southwest of Portland,Oregon, accessible via Highway 99W to Ballston Road. The crossings inthis Project are within close proximity, and directly accessible by road.The existing crossings are public right of way. For safety reasons,coordination with the railroad is imperative prior to entering Railroadright-of-way.
Rail Division staff investigated the adequacy of the safety at the subjectgrade crossings. The affected railroad is WPRR. The public authority ininterest is Polk County. A diagnostic team reviewed the crossing sites onNovember 13, 2008. The team consisted of representatives from WPRR,Polk County, and ODOT Rail Division. The diagnostic team reachedagreement regarding the proposed safety improvements at the crossings.No objections to the terms of the Final Order were received from anyparty.
A pre-bid conference will be mandatory, and has not yet been scheduled.Invitations to this pre-bid conference will be sent under separate cover.Work includes reconstruction and signalization of two crossings per theattached drawings and specifications, and removal of all road andcrossing material at Lincoln Street.
Sally Porter, Project AccountantWillamette & Pacific Railroad, Inc.200 Hawthorne Ave SE, Suite C-320Salem, OR 97301(503) 480-7775
Commercial General Liability coverage, Commercial Automobile
insurance, Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability insurance,
and Railroad Protective insurance are required per the requirements inthe General Agreement.
Negotiable. Time is of the essence.