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Traffic count around JBLM starting today

Post by Christian Hill / The News Tribune on Sep. 20, 2010 at 4:54 pm with No Comments »
September 20, 2010 5:59 pm

Residents and commuters may notice cameras and other traffic counting equipment in the area of Joint Base Lewis-McChord starting today Tuesday.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and a contractor, HDR Engineering, will gather traffic data collection as part of an environmental assessment studying the impacts of the proposed Point Defiance Bypass, which would reroute Amtrak Cascades passenger trains through DuPont, Lakewood and Tacoma.

Drivers can expect to see this equipment at Berkeley Street, North Thorne Lane, Barksdale Avenue, and 41st Division Drive.

Data collection is scheduled to occur through Sept. 30, but that schedule may be extended depending on the weather.

The Federal Railroad Administration is requiring completion of the assessment before it will award $91 million in federal economic stimulus for construction along the corridor.

More information about the bypass project can be found here.

WSDOT will provide the Lakewood City Council an update on the assessment during the council’s meeting tonight.

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