SR 503 - Brush Prairie RR Xing - Bus and Truck Pullout Lanes

Project news

  • Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2018
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Needs & benefits

During summer 2018, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin construction on both the northbound and southbound deceleration and acceleration pullout lanes on SR 503 between Northeast Caples Road and Northeast 154th Street in Clark County.

State law requires all freight and public transit vehicles to stop no less than 15 feet from all railroad crossings, even when no trains are crossing the tracks.

Eighteen crashes happened at this location on SR 503 over a span of five years (2012-2016). Ten of these crashes were rear-end crashes, where a vehicle rear-ended a bus, which had stopped for the railroad crossing. Out of all the crashes occurring at this location, 55% would be correctable by constructing specific pullout lanes for freight and public transit.

During construction, travelers should expect daytime, single-lane closures, with flaggers.

Project benefits 

Safety: Constructing a specific pullout lane for freight, public transit and school buses will help to reduce the number of crashes and improve safety for all travelers.

Timeline

Summer 2018: Contract awarded to Advanced Excavating Specialists, LLC, on July 5, 2018
Summer 2018: Construction scheduled to begin
Fall 2018: Construction scheduled for completion

Funding

This project is estimated to cost approx. $702,278

Contact

Devin Reck
WSDOT Project Engineer
360-759-1310
swGorge@wsdot.wa.gov

Celeste Dimichina
WSDOT Communications
360-905-2057
dimichc@wsdot.wa.gov

SR 503 Brush Prairie RR Xing - Bus and Truck Pullout Lanes - project map