- Project Open House: 4 -6 p.m., Thursday, April 27.
- This project is in the initial design phase. WSDOT is beginning the public and stakeholder involvement process.
Why is WSDOT
improving access between the Port of Klickitat and SR 14 in Bingen?
Currently, the public and emergency responders use at-grade railroad crossings to access the Port of Klickitat and Bingen Point from SR 14. With planned economic expansion coupled with anticipated increased train traffic, there will be delays and connectivity issues.
The End Result
A reliable and safer trip between Bingen Point and SR 14. Additionally, an improved rail crossing will reduce potential backups on SR 14 due to train traffic.
- Mobility - Trips between Bingen Point/Port of Klickitat and SR 14 will be uninterrupted by train traffic.
- Safety - Reduce the likelihood of collisions at rail crossings; ensure access to Bingen Point by emergency responders.
- Economic - Meet the needs of future area development.
What is the project timeline?
- 2015 - 2020: Preliminary engineering, public and stakeholder involvement, right-of-way acquisition.
- 2020 - 2022: Construction
|Financial Data for PIN BL2220062
||Amount ($ in thousands)
|2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding)
|2005 Gas Tax (TPA)
|Pre-Existing Funds (PEF)
Preliminary project cost is $22.9 million funded by the Connecting Washington package.
How can I get more information?
WSDOT Columbia Gorge Area Project Office
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