Previously, shorter segments of siding track in Stanwood caused up to 70 minute passenger and freight train delays. Crews upgraded and extended the siding to decrease delay and improve passenger train on-time performance.
Two crossings, at Dettling Rd./300th St. and 102nd Ave., were upgraded with new signals and crossing arms. Additional signage was also installed to prevent drivers from stopping on the tracks.
This project relieves main line rail congestion in the Stanwood area by adding storage capacity for freight trains which allows passenger and other freight trains to pass.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT and BNSF Railway administered funds for the work. BNSF hired contractor Scarsella Brothers, Inc. to complete the earthwork.
2003 Legislative Transportation Package (New & Used Vehicle Sales Tax) - $15.95 million
State Rail Office
PO Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407
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