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


Oct. 2017

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.

Public Involvement
WSDOT is currently working with stakeholders and is planning to host a public meeting in 2017.

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.

Project 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.

What is the project timeline?

  • 2015 - 2020: Preliminary engineering, public and stakeholder involvement, right-of-way acquisition.
  • 2020 - 2022: Construction

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN BL2220062
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $0
CWA $22,900
Total $22,900

Preliminary project cost is $22.9 million funded by the Connecting Washington package.

How can I get more information?
WSDOT Columbia Gorge Area Project Office
Phone: 360-759-1310


Bart Treece
WSDOT Communications
Phone: 360-905-2058

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