From the City of Puyallup:
Since April 2013, the City of Puyallup and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) have been working to redesign and rehabilitate railroad crossings across the city.
As of June 1, two crossings have been successfully restored and four crossings are scheduled for repair in the coming months. This project is part of the city’s overall effort to keep Puyallup’s infrastructure updated and well maintained.
Puyallup used a fast-paced survey, design, and bid process while coordinating efforts with BNSF to complete each restoration. The goal of the rehabilitation is to replace the failing asphalt pavement, resurface the railroad bed and provide a more durable crossing surface. The old asphalt approaches are replaced by a specialized concrete which creates a ridged surface that is less prone to damage and more conducive to future railroad maintenance.
You can view before & after photos of the two restored railroad crossings by clicking on the following links:
Public Works homepage.