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Rail - New Creston Livestock Feed Mill - Complete September 2012

Overview

  • WSDOT and its contractor Railworks, Inc. built a spur track near Creston to connect a receiving facility for agricultural products into the state-owned Palouse River and Coulee Railroad (PCC).
  • The new track allows for a business located adjacent to the track to load and unload railroad cars and move freight along the Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad.

How You Benefit
Leaf Glyph Protects Environment
The project supports WSDOT’s objectives of ownership in the PCC Railroad system, allowing small shippers continued access to rail lines, preserving the rail infrastructure for future use, and protecting highway infrastructure from overuse.
Dollar Sign Glyph Economic Incentive
Businesses can operate more efficiently and economically if a rail spur is built providing rail access and service to the plant.

The new spur track will allow access to rail lines and connectivity to other transportation networks. This benefits businesses who rely on these networks to quickly move products.

Partnerships & Cooperation
The funding for this project was made possible through state transportation funding and a grant awarded to the town of Creston from the Lincoln County Rural Development Grant Fund.

Funding

This project was funded through the following sources:

State Multi-Modal Funds - $346,000
Lincoln County Rural Development Grant to the town of Creston - $10,000

Contact Us
Cameron Harper, P.E.
Project Manager
WSDOT State Rail and Marine Office
PO Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407
Phone: 360-705-7817
E-mail: cameron.harper@wsdot.wa.gov

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