If you’ve been slowed by traffic on Interstate 5 through Joint Base Lewis-McChord, you might have noticed lost trees, orange construction fence and an assortment of heavy equipment near the old logistics gate (near Exit 123).
Construction has begun on an estimated $109 million center that will centralize the maintenance, repair and upgrading of military vehicles and equipment that occurs at more than 20 World War II-era work sites spread throughout the joint base.
The so-called Regional Logistics Support Complex will be built in four phases, of which two are funded.
The first two phases will construct two state-of-the-art maintenance buildings and a warehouse at a total estimated cost of $79.5 million.
Funding is being sought for the last two phases: an office building and a vehicle maintenance training center at at estimated cost of $29.5 million. They will compete with other Army projects for available funding in the future.
The first two phases of the center are scheduled for completion in the fall of 2013.
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