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Freedom Bridge gets big grants

Post by Rob Carson / The News Tribune on Aug. 7, 2012 at 10:59 am with No Comments »
August 7, 2012 10:59 am

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) today announced the approval of a $5.7 million grant for the City of Lakewood to improve the Freedom Bridge overpass near the Madigan Army Medical Center Gate to alleviate congestion and improve public safety along the Berkeley street corridor.
Improvements will include an additional eastbound ramp to the bridge, a second left turn lane to the I-5 southbound off-ramp, upgrades to traffic signs and additional pedestrian facilities for increased public safety.

Funding for the project is provided under the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011 and will be completed as a joint effort between the State of Washington Department of Transportation, the City of Lakewood and the Command at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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