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Tag: sr 509

Jan.
31st

PROJECTS: Where’s the money to come from?

Recently there has been a lot of talk about business wanting the state Route 167 and 509 extensions and the billions they are going to cost. Others want a cross-base highway and to tax us to prevent flooding from damaging Interstate 5.

Has anybody but me noticed that building permits have been given to build warehouses, stores, condos, apartments, houses, car and mobile home dealerships in the flood plain between Interstate 5 and the Puyallup River? In fact they are at a lower level than the highway. If it is safe enough for them, I-5 cannot be in danger.

Now

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Jan.
23rd

ROADS: Cross-base highway is also badly needed

Re: “167 extension to Port of Tacoma back on table” (TNT, 1-22).

Although finishing state routes 167 and 509 are badly needed, somebody left out the cross-base highway in the equation.

Here is a road that’s been talked about for around 40 years; anybody who drives and commutes in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area will tell you it is badly needed.

If the state is going to spend a bunch of dough, get enough to finish that road also, because it to is a missing link. These roads are not getting any cheaper, and every year the state drags

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