A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned to commemorate the completion of the Sequoia Parkway projects

The bridge on Sequoia Parkway will be part of next week's ribbon-cutting event for the city of Canby. The city of Canby recently completed the final phase of the Sequoia Parkway extension, including the newly built road and bridge over the Oregon Pacific Railroad.

The city will have a grand opening celebration Monday, June 9, at 10 a.m. just south of Township Road on Sequoia Parkway.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony with special guest speakers will start at 10 a.m. There will be a parade of classic cars crossing the bridge first, as well as cake and refreshments.

The nearly $4.2 million Urban Renewal District project improves access, provides utilities and related amenities for industrial land in the Canby Pioneer Industrial Park.

This investment makes over 60 acres of prime rail-served industrial land ready for development. These sites are actively on the market. The project took just over a year to complete with a four-month break during the winter season.

“The general contractor, North Santiam Paving Co., did a good job overall and the project came in within the projected cost. They were easy to work with and we are pleased with the finished product,” said Hassan Ibrahim, project engineer for Curran-McLeod, Inc.

Finishing the road has been a goal of the Canby Urban Renewal Agency for many years.

It will provide efficient internal circulation within the industrial park as well as gain access from the southeast and Highway 99E through the industrial park to Southeast 13th Avenue.

Another benefit from the extension of Sequoia Parkway to Southeast 13th Avenue was identified in the city's 2010 Transportation System Plan Update.

The connection will help reduce traffic on South Redwood Street between South Township and 13th Avenue, which is a residential area.

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