The study will push back the projected 2013 opening of the controversial route at least two years, officials say.This also means that the currently scheduled WUTC meeting in June will be canceled. Lakewood Councilman Walter Neary confirms this in a blog post hailing the study as "A Victory for Democracy".
State officials knew they would have to go through an environmental process after winning federal funds earlier this year, but nothing this big.
“We didn’t know we’d have to do another environmental assessment,” Jeffers said Tuesday.
WSDOT is holding an open house about the project on May 17th.
The open house will be held from 4 pm - 7 pm in the Rotunda Building at Clover Park Technical College - 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood