Tacoma - Bypass of Pt. Defiance
Currently, passenger trains must slow down to use the curved tracks along Puget Sound and the single-track tunnels under Pt. Defiance. This project will build a 20-mile bypass route through Lakewood, in coordination with Sound Transit. This will result in a more frequent and shorter Amtrak Cascades schedule between Seattle and Portland.
 PIN#:  P01008C
 DOT Region:  
 Counties:  Pierce
 State Route:  000
 Location:  Nisqually to Tacoma   Locate Project
 Leg Districts:  02, 27, 28, 29
 Program / SubProgram:  Public Transportation and Rail
 Sub-Program:  Rail Passenger Capital
 Improvement Type:  Railroad Improvements
 Mile Posts: 0 to 0    
  Project Costs:
Phase From - To Prior 15-17 17-19 19-21 21-23 23-2525-27 Future Total
Preliminary Engineering Jun-10 - May-13 8,488,00019,0002,000000008,509,000
Right of Way Sep-13 - Apr-14 407,000-188,000780,00000000999,000
Construction Apr-15 - May-17 7,156,00000000007,156,000
  Project Totals:  16,051,000 -169,000 782,000 0 0 00 0 16,664,000