Next City Council Meeting

Monday, Oct 5 6pm
City Council Chambers
Rainier City Hall
106 W B Street

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Planning Commission

Wednesday, November 18

notary services

Notary services are available at City Hall, free of charge to the public, during regular business hours.

 

Rainier city offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

"A" Street Project

September 19, 2020

Ribbon-cutting Ceremony for the Completion of the A Street Project Oct 10

A Street Opening

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of the A Street Project is scheduled to take place Saturday, October 10 at 11 a.m. at the plaza area between 1st and 3rd streets. City officials will be present for the ceremony, and Sen. Betsy Johnson will be the keynote speaker.

August 7, 2020

A Street in Rainier enters final phase of construction - Major traffic disruptions probable

construction sign

The A St. project in downtown Rainier, Oregon will enter its final phase beginning Monday, August 10 with paving the length of the street that runs the length of the historic downtown.

The service days (Monday and Wednesday) of the HOPE of Rainier food bank are cancelled this week only. Clients needing services are directed to the Turning Point food bank, located at 220 East Columbia River Highway in Clatskanie. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm with Food Box hours from 11 am to 2:30 pm.

Monday, August 10:
  • A St. eastbound will be closed from E 2nd Street to the east limits of the project for base lift paving operations.
  • East 3rd Street will be closed between A St. and Hwy 30. Traffic will not be able to access downtown via this railroad crossing.
Tuesday, August 11:
  • A St. westbound will be closed starting at the eastern limits of the project and slowly moving westward towards the post office through the length of the day.
  • Expect potential access delays to the post office access late in the day.
  • East 3rd street railroad crossing will likely be open for a few hours the afternoon.
  • West 2nd and 1st street railroad crossings will be open during the morning hours but will likely be closed during the afternoon.
Wednesday, August 12:
  • A St. eastbound will be closed from the western limits of the project and slowly moving eastward towards the east end of the project as the day progresses.
  • West 2nd and 1st street railroad crossings will be closed during the morning hours and open during the later hours.
  • East 3rd street railroad crossing will be open during the morning hours and closed during the afternoon hours.
  • East 2nd, East 3rd, and East 4th Streets will all be closed periodically throughout the day for asphalt paving.
  • Hwy 30 will have intermittent flaggers and delays.

January 27, 2020

A STREET CLOSURE FOR PAVING DELAYED TO TUESDAY, JANUARY 28

construction sign

The westbound lane of A Street between East 3rd Street and West 2nd Street in downtown Rainier, Oregon will be closed to traffic throughout the day on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 as contractors lay asphalt as a major step in the ongoing reconstruction of the corridor .

The closure was originally planned for Monday, January 27, 2020.

Businesses along A Street will be open that day, but parking will be limited to the eastbound lanes of A Street and in the marina and plaza parking areas along the Columbia River. Plaza area parking will be accessible via the Marina entrance near East 3rd Street.

January 24, 2020

A Street Closures Monday January 27, 2020

construction sign

The westbound lane of A Street between East 3rd Street and West 2nd Street in downtown Rainier, Oregon will be closed to traffic throughout the day on Monday, January 27, 2020 as contractors lay asphalt as a major step in the ongoing reconstruction of the corridor.

Businesses along A Street will be open that day, but parking will be limited to the eastbound lanes of A Street and in the marina and plaza parking areas along the Columbia River. Plaza area parking will be accessible via the Marina entrance near East 3rd Street.

October 10, 2019

1st Street and West 2nd Street closed Friday Oct 11 AND Monday, Oct 14

construction sign

UPDATE: 1st Street and West 2nd Street will also be closed Monday, October 14 for paving.

1st Street and West 2nd Street will both be closed at A Street on Friday, October 11 as construction crews perform work on rail tracks at those intersections. The closures are scheduled to last throughout the day and end by the end of the work day.

Detours will be in place and parking will be restricted and/or limited in the area. Access to A Street, particularly from Hwy 30, will be easiest at 3rd Ave West ond on streets to the east of 1st Street.

Local business will be open.

September 11, 2019

Final weekend of rail line work underway in Rainier - detours in place through Monday, Sept. 16

Rainier Map
City of Rainier on Google Maps

The final weekend of work relocating the rail line that runs on A Street is underway. The work will be taking place on the west end of A Street through Monday, Sept. 16.

West 2nd Street will be closed at A Street, but open between Hwy 30 and A Street for access to businesses along West 2nd St.

Eastbound A Street from West 2nd Street to 1st Street will be closed over the weekend to allow for construction. Westbound traffic will be open the length of A Street.

The construction will mean detours for traffic heading east from the boat launch, senior center, and adjacent residences. Traffic will have to use Veterans Way to Hwy 30 and reenter A Street at 1st Street.

All business on A Street will be accessible throughout the weekend,
but parking may be limited near the construction zone.

August 28, 2019

RAINIER A STREET CONSTRUCTION MEANS STREET CLOSURES THROUGH LABOR DAY ...

Rainier Map
City of Rainier on Google Maps

Continuing contruction on A Street in Rainier, Oregon will mean re-routing traffic beginning Wednesday, August 28.

Businesses on A Street will remain open throughout the construction.

Beginning Wednesday, August 28, contractors are removing pavement on the south side of A Street and blocking access to A Street via from Hwy 30 on both 1st Street and East 2nd Streets.

Access to A Street is via East 3rd with exit at West 2nd Street. That will make A Street one-way westbound only. It also means parking on A Street will be limited.

1st Street and East 2nd Street are scheduled to reopen Monday evening.


For further information: Sue Lawrence, Public Works Director, City of Rainier 503-396-1736

August 20, 2019

Rainier water service restored

Water service was restored late to customers of the City of Rainier water system today after a six hour outage. The outage was caused when a contractor on the A Street project accidentally broke a water main about 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

The 48-hour water boil advisory has been lifted.

City of Rainier water customers may now use city water for all uses including drinking.

There is a water boil advisory in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 20.

Procedures for a water boil advisory

After a boil water advisory has been issued, bring the water to a full rolling boil for at least 1 minute to guarantee the harmful microorganisms have been destroyed. Then, allow the water to cool naturally, and safely store it in clean, covered containers.

Rainier water customers may use water without boiling it for any use except drinking or on edible foodstuffs, such as when washing fruits and vegetables.

Customers may notice some rust in tap water as well as air. Running water for a few minutes should flush water lines. Also, pressure may be lower than normal for a few hours as the reservoir refills.

The City of Rainier and the contractor apologize for any inconvenience caused by this service interruption.

If customers do not have service restored by Sunday evening or have other water issues, please call 503-410-0357.

August 20, 2019

August 18, 2019

Rainier water service restored, boil advisory in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday

Water service was restored late to customers of the City of Rainier water system today after a six hour outage. The outage was caused when a contractor on the A Street project accidentally broke a water main about 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

There is a water boil advisory in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 20.

Procedures for a water boil advisory

After a boil water advisory has been issued, bring the water to a full rolling boil for at least 1 minute to guarantee the harmful microorganisms have been destroyed. Then, allow the water to cool naturally, and safely store it in clean, covered containers.

Rainier water customers may use water without boiling it for any use except drinking or on edible foodstuffs, such as when washing fruits and vegetables.

Customers may notice some rust in tap water as well as air. Running water for a few minutes should flush water lines. Also, pressure may be lower than normal for a few hours as the reservoir refills.

The City of Rainier and the contractor apologize for any inconvenience caused by this service interruption.

If customers do not have service restored by Sunday evening or have other water issues, please call 503-410-0357.

August 18, 2019

EMERGENCY NOTICE

Water is currently off to all City of Rainier water customers.

Due to a break in the water main at 1st and A Streets at 10:23 a.m. Sunday, August 18, water is currently shut off to all City of Rainier water customers.

Repairs are taking place and service will be restored as soon as possible.

Watch this site or check Mayor Jerry Cole on facebook for updates.

August 12, 2019

A Big Week of Work on A Street in Rainier Means Caution for Drivers ...

A Street Parking
A Street Parking During Construction
Areas in red will be 'no parking zones' August 15-19
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Work on proving A Street in Rainier will kick into high gear beginning on the morning of Tuesday, August 13 with a week of work on both relocation of the rail line and replacement of a storm drainage line.

Beginning with Tuesday, August 13, crews will be cutting and removing sections of the existing street pavement between East 2nd and West 2nd to replace the storm water line on the south side of A Street. The crews will then move to the north side of the street to work on a water line tie-in.

Starting Thursday, August 15, crews will be working between East 2nd and East 4th to remove and replace rail lines. That work will continue through Monday, August 19.

Ongoing construction on A Street that week, may mean traffic delays, limited available parking spaces, and a need for caution in the area with workers and equipment moving throughout the area. Flaggers will be on duty as well.

There will be access to businesses, residences, and other facilities throughout the construction, but again, drivers are advised to be prepared for delays and congestion associated with the project.

For further information: Sue Lawrence, Public Works Director, City of Rainier 503-396-1736

August 1, 2019

"A" STREET UPGRADES CONTINUE ...

A Street Upgrade
ODOT rendering of completed A Street upgrade.
Photo credit: ODOT

Over the coming weeks, crews will be installing water and sewer lines along A Street in Rainier as part of the upgrade of street and rail lines.

The work, while mainly along the edges of the street, may at times impact both traffic flow and parking. Businesses and residences along the street will remain accessible throughout the work.

The heavier work of replacing and moving the rail line will occur on extended weekends over the coming months. The schedule for those weekends will be posted to the city website as they become available. Work will take place Thursdays through Mondays from 6 am to 10 pm. Removal of the concrete ballast in the current tracks will be noisy at times. Still, local businesses and residences will be accessible.

July 25, 2019

A STREET UPDATES

A Street Upgrade
ODOT rendering of completed A Street upgrade.
Photo credit: ODOT

The A Street project in Rainier gets underway in earnest this weekend with crews working on the east end of the downtown street.

Beginning at 6 am on Friday, July 26, crews will begin working on water lines in the vicinity of the intersection of East 3rd and A St. A block away, at East 4th, crews will be working on sanitary sewer lines.

All of that work is associated with a concurrent relocation of the rail line that runs down A St. ODOT and its crews will be removing rail line and ballast between East 3rd and East 6th streets. That removal will involve removing decades old concrete rail ballast surrounding existing track. That will be a noisy and literally earth shaking operation.

Work will take place all four days from 6 am to 10 pm.

While the work is underway, A Street will be open. Businesses, residences, and recreational facilities along A Street will remain accessible.

Work will continue on a similar weekend schedule through the summer with the final product being a modernized, safer, and inviting corridor for residents and visitors to Rainier.

For more information, Sue Lawrence, Public Works Director, City of Rainier 503-396-1736


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