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WSDOT to present draft report on I-5 flood protection alternatives

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Date:  Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Contact: Abbi Russell, WSDOT communications, 360-905-2058 (Vancouver)

Report available Friday for public review and comment

CHEHALIS – A draft report examining alternative projects to protect Interstate 5, the Chehalis-Centralia Airport and other critical community facilities during floods will be presented Thursday, Aug. 23, by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

When: 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23

Where: Veterans Memorial Museum 
            100 S.W. Veterans Way, Chehalis

Speaker: Bart Gernhart, WSDOT Southwest Region assistant administrator for engineering

Visual: Hard copies of the report for review and comment

The presentation covers six projects that WSDOT analyzed as directed by the state Legislature. The report will be published as part of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center’s Chehalis Basin Flood Mitigation Alternatives Report.

WSDOT’s report will be available for public review and comment starting Friday, Aug. 17. The comment period for both the WSDOT and Ruckelshaus Center reports ends Aug. 31.

Accommodation requests for people with disabilities can be made by contacting the WSDOT Diversity/ADA Compliance team at or by calling toll free, 855-362-4ADA (4232). Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may make a request by calling the Washington State Relay at 711.

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