International Way Grade Separation Project

International Way Grade Separation Project Area

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Join us on Tuesday, November 14th from 4PM to 6PM at the Port of Longview office to learn more about the proposed alternative and speak with Port staff about the project. 

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Project Information

International Way provides access to the Port's administrative office, the Port's tenants' facilities and neighboring industries and currently requires passing through an at-grade rail crossing. At this intersection, rail traffic occasionally disrupts vehicle traffic entering or exiting Port property. Congestion in the area is expected to increase as the Port continues to grow.

This project is in the initial planning and engineering stages. The Port completed a transportation analysis to better inform infrastructure investments and prepare for anticipated growth. The study identified the need for an overpass as the Port continues to expand. Building an overpass will improve traffic flows that benefit freight mobility, ensure access for emergency services and provide a safe route for vehicular traffic.

Proposed Alternative

The overpass will be located roughly along the existing alignment of International Way. At the initial planning and engineering stages of the project, the Port had previously developed and shared three alternatives, all of which required Columbia Boulevard to be closed on either side of International way. After hearing input from the local community, stakeholders and local impacted neighbors, the Port has proposed a new alternative which allows Columbia Boulevard to remain open to through traffic, as shown below: Proposed Alternate Map


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