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Public Involvement

Your thoughts and opinions are important to us. Public involvement for this project has been underway since 2003. During this time, WSDOT and the project partners have held several stakeholder meetings and five public open houses to share this project with the public.

The first open house occurred in April 2003 at the Cowlitz County Public Works building in Kelso; the second was held in October 2003 at the Cowlitz County Public Utilities District building in Kelso, and the third open house was in January 2005 at the Kelso Train Depot. A fourth open house was held in February 2006 at the Cowlitz County Public Utilities District in Kelso.

September 27, 2006
The most recent open house was held Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kelso Area Engineering Office (2400 Talley Way.)

Households throughout Kelso, Longview, Rose Valley and Carrolls received a newsletter and open house invitation. In addition, press releases were sent to local media outlets and WSDOT web pages advertised the open house. More than 70 people attended the open house and provided input to the project team. In addition, WSDOT has received feedback by phone and email.

A number of documents were on display at the Sept. 27 open house, including the new design (Alternative M), traffic counts at the SR 432 interchange, and the Preliminary Environmental Findings.

Sept. 27 Open House

The open house held Sept. 27 gave the community an opportunity to provide feedback on the updated project design.

Sept. 27 Open House

Engineers were on hand to go over the project details, including the safety improvements at the I-5, SR 432 Talley Way Interchange.

Sept. 27 Open House

If you were unable to attend the open house and would like to provide input, contact Acting Area Engineer Paul Harrison by phone at (800) 545-1393 or by email at

For the latest public involvement meetings in Southwest Washington, visit the Southwest Region's Public Involvement page.