Publication of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement

March 2018

Cowlitz County, in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, is studying ways to address traffic congestion, travel reliability for vehicles, emergency response, freight truck mobility, and safety issues at one of the busiest truck tonnage intersections in our state – Industrial Way (State Route 432), State Route 433 and Oregon Way.

The project team has completed the technical analysis on two design alternatives in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), which also considered a “no action” alternative. The project team prepared the DEIS in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The DEIS will be available to the public on March 2, 2018.

You may find copies of the DEIS in these locations:

  1. The DEIS can be accessed at IndustrialOregonWay.org
  2. The DEIS is available on CD at no charge or a printed copy can be purchased for $43, by contacting:
    Washington State Department of Transportation
    Kelso Area Engineering Office
    2400 Talley Way
    Kelso, WA 98626
    360-442-1350 or toll free 1-800-545-1393
  3. Printed copies of the DEIS are available for review at these locations:
    • Cowlitz County Public Works Office
    • Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce
    • Kelso Public Library
    • Longview Public Library
    • Washington State Library
    • WSDOT Headquarters Library
    • WSDOT Kelso Area Engineering Office

A 45-day comment period on the DEIS will begin on March 2, 2018 when notice of availability is published in the Federal Register. You can submit comments through April 16, 2018. All written comments should be sent to one of these locations:

  • Joanna Lowrey, Kelso Area Engineer
    Washington State Department of Transportation
    Kelso Area Engineering Office
    2400 Talley Way
    Kelso, WA 98626
  • Claude Sakr, Project Manager
    Cowlitz County Public Works Department
    1600 – 13th Avenue South
    Kelso, WA 98626
  • Liana Liu, Southcentral and Southwest Area Engineer
    Federal Highway Administration
    711 S. Capitol Way, Suite 501
    Olympia, WA 98501

Comments may also be emailed to: IndustrialOregonWay@co.cowlitz.wa.us

You can access the project website and comment online at: www.IndustrialOregonWay.org

Or, attend the March 20th public hearing / open house at:
St. Helens Elementary School
431 – 27th Avenue, Longview
5 –7 p.m.

Want to learn more about the project?

http://www.IndustrialOregonWay.org

If you have a group or organization that would like to learn more about the Industrial Way / Oregon Way Intersection Project please contact us. Email or Phone: IndustrialOregonWay@co.cowlitz.wa.us or 360-577-3030.

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