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Public invited to environmental hearing on I-5 JBLM corridor improvements

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 08:57

Cara Mitchell, communications, 360-357-2703

LAKEWOOD – The public is invited to attend a combined environmental hearing and informational open house about potential environmental effects of proposed improvements to Interstate 5 near Joint Base Lewis-McCord on Monday, Nov. 7. Commuters and residents are encouraged to participate and provide comments.

Displays that demonstrate the effects of building additional lanes and rebuilding key interchanges between Mounts Road in DuPont, and Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood will be available for review. Participants may provide oral or written testimony to a court reporter. No formal presentation will be provided.

Event details

  • Monday, Nov. 7, 4–6:30 p.m.
  • McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College 
  • 4500 Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest, Lakewood
  • This location is served by Pierce Transit route 3.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration recently published an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the I-5 – JBLM Vicinity Congestion Relief Project. The official public comment period for the EA is Oct. 17 – Nov. 22. Interested parties unable attend the Nov. 7 event may review the EA and comment online. Hard copies of the EA are also available for review at local area libraries.

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