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May 30, 2014 at 7:14 AM

State seeks public opinion on I-5 traffic near JBLM

The Associated Press

TACOMA — Washington state transportation officials want to know how people feel about the congested stretch of Interstate 5 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The News Tribune reports officials will discuss their plans for easing traffic and widening the freeway at an open house on June 11 in DuPont.

Transportation planners are narrowing a list of potential ideas from 172 generated at brainstorming sessions.

Everything was up for discussion, including closing some of the nine interchanges on the 11-mile stretch of freeway from the southern limits of DuPont to the state Highway 512 interchange in Lakewood. That idea has been dropped from the list, but 51 suggestions are still under second review.

Among issues, planners are looking at whether changes would push drivers off the freeway to arterial roads.

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