You can find information and materials about the IWOW project and its history as you browse the resources below. Older documents refer to the project by its former name, the SR 432 Grade Crossing Project.

Project information

Grant applications

The City of Longview is seeking federal grants to close the $13 million funding gap between the project’s anticipated cost of $98 million and the $85 million allocated by the Washington State Legislature. While the project was not selected to receive additional funds via an INFRA Grant, the strong state funding already in place—thanks to the Washington State Legislature’s 2015 Connecting Washington transportation funding package—and the compelling need for the project should make the BUILD Grant and the CRISI Grant applications stand out from the competition.

CRISI Grant 2020

BUILD Grant 2020

INFRA Grant 2020

Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was published on March 2, 2018, and its 45-day comment period concluded on April 16, 2018. The DEIS evaluated two design alternatives against a no-build alternative.

The DEIS outlines direct impacts and benefits of the alternatives to the natural and built environment. It also takes into account construction, indirect and cumulative effects of the alternatives and identifies ways the impacts can and should be mitigated as the project progresses.

Want to view a paper copy of the DEIS? Drop by one of the following locations, or you can request one by calling Joanna Lowry at 360-442-1350 or toll free 1-800-545-1393 (printing costs $43).

  • Cowlitz County Public Works Office
  • Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce
  • Kelso Public Library
  • Longview Public Library
  • Washington State Library
  • WSDOT Headquarters Library
  • WSDOT Kelso Area Engineering Office

Open house materials

Five open houses to discuss plans for the project occurred between September 2015 and March 2018. The open houses allowed the public to learn about and comment on the IWOW project, its initial design concepts and issues to address through the environmental review process. Materials presented at each of the open houses are available via the links below.

Open House 5, Public Hearing—March 20, 2018

Open house 4—January 26, 2017

Open house 3—September 21, 2016

Open house 2—March 16, 2016

Open house 1—September 17, 2015

Scoping process

Scoping is an open process involving the public and other federal, state and local agencies to identify important issues for consideration during the environmental review process. Learn about the IWOW project’s scoping phase by exploring the links below.

Background documents

The current IWOW project is based on decades of studies and planning. Read the studies which informed the project by clicking the links below.