- WSDOT examined and repaired bridges
- Rehabilitated selected at-grade crossings
- Replaced ties
The rehabilitation work enables the rail line to transport more goods safely and efficiently. Between one and two freight trains operate daily over the line, and local trains provide pickup and delivery services. Freight traffic is mostly large aluminum billets, lumber, cedar fencing, agri-mulch for trans-load, sand and gravel, steel pipe, flour, farm equipment, and heavy equipment.
Making the Puyallup River Bridge 286K-compliant will extend the useful life of the structure and improve safety.
| Economic Incentive
The rail line serves many freight customers. The result of the project will allow for continued customer base expansion and economic expansion for three counties
Partnerships & Cooperation
Originally part of the Milwaukee Road System, the rail line ran as a private logging railroad until the early 1990s when Tacoma Rail was purchased by the City of Tacoma.
- Federal Railroad Administration - $1.5 million
- Total Funding From All Sources - $1.5 million
State Rail Office
PO Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407
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