I-5 - Fort Lewis Weigh Station Study

Study PurposeI-5 Fort Lewis Weigh Station Map

WSDOT is studying the Fort Lewis Weigh Station located on northbound Interstate 5 near DuPont in Pierce County. This segment of I-5 experiences high volumes from both freight and commuter traffic. Freight traffic experiences recurring congestion, delays and unreliable travel times. In collaboration with federal, state, local and tribal partners, WSDOT's goal is to develop short, mid- and long-term recommendations for operation and infrastructure improvements to this weigh and inspection station.

End Result

Recommended improvements for the I-5 Fort Lewis weigh station will be published in a report at the conclusion of the study. These recommendations will be based on data and analysis from the study and local community input.

Timeline

August - December 2020

  • Begin government and community engagement
  • Background and data collection

Winter 2020 - 2021

  • Continued local government and community engagement
  • Public online outreach
  • Develop and analyze improvement strategies
  • Stakeholder meetings to review and comment on recommended strategies and introduce new ideas

Spring 2021

  • Refine and finalize improvement strategies
  • Draft initial study report for review by stakeholders
  • Publish final report

Funding

The study is funded through state appropriations in the amount of $106,000.

Contact

Dennis Engel, Multimodal Planning Manager
360-357-2651

Matt Pahs, Principal Senior Planner
360-357-2791

Yvette Liufau, Study Lead
360-357-2738