Port of Ridgefield staff, contractors, local elected officials and representatives from Washington State’s 18th district were on hand at the Pioneer Street Rail Overpass celebration event on September 11, 2021 to do the ribbon cutting honors for the Pioneer Street Rail Overpass project. Elected officials and port staff in the photo are from Left: Port of Ridgefield V.P. of Operations Laurie Olin; Port of Ridgefield Commissioner Bruce Wiseman (white shirt); Senator Ann Rivers, Port of Ridgefield Chair Scott Hughes (behind Senator Rivers); State Representative Brandon Vick; Port of Ridgefield CEO Brent Grening (back, white shirt); and Port of Ridgefield Commissioner Joe Melroy (white shirt); State Representative Larry Hoff, who was on the scene, was standing behind Laurie Olin.
The Pioneer Street Rail Overpass will open to pedestrians and vehicle traffic in the early hours of September 17. This Port of Ridgefield project provides safe, uninterrupted passage to and from the Ridgefield waterfront. The overpass span was the third and final phase of this safety project that started 17 months ago. This phase tied the earlier Port of Ridgefield-constructed overpass approach roads together to complete the rail overpass.
Hopefully this will mean no more train horns at 3:00 in the morning!