Rail - Kelso Martin's Bluff - Kelso to Longview Jct - Complete March 2017

WSDOT upgraded existing track and added a third main line to relieve a major chokepoint for shipments coming in and out of the Port of Longview. This separates freight and passenger train traffic, allowing passenger trains to move through the area more quickly and reliably.

Needs & benefits

Relieves congestion
This projects greatly reduces passenger and freight train conflict, reducing congestion on the shared rail lines.

Economic incentive
The third rail line adds capacity near the Longview Junction. Washington benefits from critical infrastructure investments that improve mobility in congested areas along the corridor, create and preserve jobs, foster economic growth, and improve air quality across our state.


This project was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) - $76.97 million.


WSDOT Rail Division
PO Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407
E-mail: rail@wsdot.wa.gov

Kelso Martin's Bluff Longview Junction map

bridge over coweeman river

A new rail bridge was built next to this one over the Coweeman River