PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON REGIONAL JBLM STUDIES
LACEY, WA, May 30, 2014: Local residents and businesses will have an opportunity to learn about and comment on two regional Joint Base Lewis-McChord studies—one related to Interstate 5 traffic congestion in the vicinity of the base, and the other addressing land use and compatibility challenges on and around the base—later this June.
Interstate 5/Joint Base Lewis-McChord Congestion Relief Study Open House
The Federal Highway Administration, Washington State Department of Transportation, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and area metropolitan transportation planning organizations are hosting a public open house on Wednesday, June 11, at the Eagles Pride Golf Course to discuss potential Interstate 5 congestion relief improvements in the vicinity of the base between Center Drive and Gravelly Lake Drive. Members of the public are welcome to attend anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. to visit with transportation staff and review information on planning work that has been completed.
The Eagles Pride clubhouse is located immediately north of the Mounts Road/Interstate 5 interchange (Exit 116). A free shuttle service will be provided between 3:45 and 5:40 p.m. near the Lacey Transit Center, 610 Golf Club Place.
Accommodation requests for people with disabilities can be made by contacting WSDOT at firstname.lastname@example.org or (855) 362-4232. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may make a request by calling the Washington State Relay at 711.
For more information, visit wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i5/JBLMimprovements/FuturePlans, or contact Claudia Bingham Baker, Olympic Region Communications Manager, at email@example.com or (360) 357-2789.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Land Use Study Open House
The South Sound Military and Communities Partnership organization, representing 18 local cities, chambers of commerce, federal agencies, health care organizations, nonprofit groups, school districts, and military facilities, is hosting an open house on Wednesday, June 25, at DuPont City Hall, 1700 Civic Drive, to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about and comment on growth planning and land use challenges on and adjacent to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Interested parties are invited to attend anytime between 5 and 7:30 p.m. to learn about the land use study’s planning process, which is designed to create a collective regional dialogue around complex issues including balancing military operational demands and mission changes with regional and local land use plans, economic development and infrastructure needs, and environmental sustainability goals.
For more information, please visit jblm-jlus.com, or contact Mary Huff, Program Coordinator, at MHuff@cityoflakewood.us or (253) 983-7774.
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- Stephen Kirkman; (360) 456-7788; firstname.lastname@example.org