Public invited: SR 14 open house in White Salmon, Dec. 13

Design plan for new connection to Bingen Point

WHITE SALMON – Community members are invited to view the proposed design for a project that will provide uninterrupted and reliable access between State Route 14 and Bingen Point.

On Wednesday, Dec. 13, the Washington State Department of Transportation will host an open house to discuss the latest project details and answer questions from the public.

Currently, at-grade railroad crossings provide the only connections between the highway and the port area. With planned economic expansion and an anticipated uptick in train traffic, delays and connectivity issues through town are expected in the future. This project will build a new route underneath the tracks to keep people and goods moving smoothly.

“The feedback we’ve heard from the community has been incredibly valuable as we’ve worked to develop this design,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Devin Reck. “This undercrossing puts safety first and will be a dependable connection in and out of the port area.”

Open house information

When:             4–6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13

Where:            White Salmon Valley Community Library, 77 NE Wauna Ave., White Salmon

Details:           There is no formal presentation. During the open house, WSDOT staff members will be available discuss the design and construction timeline, as well as answer any questions.

The $22.9 million project is funded by the 2015 Connecting Washington transportation package. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2020.

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