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UPDATED: New gate to Joint Base Lewis-McChord opens today

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Oct. 4, 2010 at 5:05 am with No Comments »
October 4, 2010 6:00 am

Just a reminder that a new gate for vehicles headed to Joint Base Lewis-McChord is opening today.

The Mounts Gate will be open weekday mornings for authorized users. The goal is to ease some congestion on northbound Interstate 5 from Thurston County into Pierce County and to take pressure off the base’s other gates.

The gate will be open to inbound traffic only from 5 to 8 a.m.

Read a previous story in The Olympian here.

UPDATE: The state DOT reports that there is a three-mile backup from Mounts Road to Nisqually. This is from a four-car crash that was not blocking traffic.

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