Pierce County Councilman Roger Bush called up today to correct a May 15 blog posting that said he backed a plan to dump the cross-base highway from a regional “Roads & Transit” proposal. He continues to be a supporter of the project, he said.
He noted that he has yet to see any details of a new proposal that drops the project. When it comes time to take a County Council vote on the package, “I’ll make my decision on what’s best for the constituents in my district,” he said.
The previous posting was based on these comments from a May 11 TNT news article:
County Councilman Roger Bush, R-Graham, also likes the new plan. Far from killing the cross-base highway, Bush sees the new plan as a way to get much of it done.
Bush said the I-5 interchanges and proposed road improvements are a big part of the long-term highway plan. He said they’ll have an immediate impact on traffic congestion.
As for the “cross-base” portion of the highway, “I’ll be back the day after the election’s over” to seek funding for it,Bush said.