$500K grant will fund study to improve infamous SE Portland rail crossing

With wait times of up to an hour, officials said it’s common to see pedestrians and cyclists climbing over stopped trains at Southeast Milwaukie and 12th.

PORTLAND, Oregon —

If you’ve spent any time driving around parts of Southeast Portland, you know there’s one thing that can quickly derail your plans: stalled trains, seemingly just parked across the road.

At some of the area’s railroad crossings — most infamously Milwaukie and 12th Avenues, plus the nearby 8th Avenue — extended wait times of up to an hour or longer have long been a simmering frustration for drivers, pedestrians and other street users. 

But help could be

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