SR 14 - E of Bingen – Port of Klickitat Access Improvements

Project news

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. To reduce the potential for an increase in delays and connectivity issues, WSDOT in partnership with BNSF, are working to design and construct an improved rail crossing that will reduce backups along SR 14 due to train traffic and increase safety and connectivity between Bingen Point, the Port of Klickitat and SR 14, in Klickitat County. 

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.

Needs & benefits

  • 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.


  • 2015 - 2020: Preliminary engineering, public and stakeholder involvement, right-of-way acquisition.
  • Winter 2022: Project is scheduled to go to competitive ad
  • Spring 2022: Construction is scheduled to begin 


Financial Data for PIN L2220062
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $0
CWA $26,000
Total $26,000


WSDOT Columbia Gorge Area Project Office
Phone: 360-759-1310

Celeste Dimichina
WSDOT Communications
Phone: 360-905-2057

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