Kelso, WA: Grade-separation on the way sooner?

17 Mar

The 2017 USD900,000 funding of planning and engineering to eliminate two level crossings and construct a road-over-rail bridge in Kelso by the state legislature may advance the project by two years from the previously slated 2019 start.

The project will lead to the closure of the Yew and Mill Street crossings and a new grade-separated crossing on Hazel Street that also unlocks better access to a 265 acre lot that could then be developed more easily. Additionally a new pedestrian subway will be provided on Yew Street.

Now, the City of Kelso is looking to agree earlier construction funding for the scheme which in total has a USD25 million price tag. State plans provide for this but not until 2019-2023.




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