WSDOT Tree Removal

(The following message is from the Washington State Department of Transportation)

As part of the SR 510 to SR 512 Congestion Management project, contractor crews are removing selected trees along I-5 between SR 510 in Lacey and SR 512 in Lakewood. This work is necessary to install and effectively operate seven new closed-circuit TV traffic cameras to manage traffic flow along I-5 through the JBLM corridor. A clear line of sight is needed for the new cameras to operate properly.

One of our primary goals in any construction project is to preserve as many trees as possible. A team of WSDOT staff, including the Olympic Region Landscape Architect, individually identified and marked each tree to ensure that only trees that posed an obstruction, and no others, will be removed.

After the construction project is complete, WSDOT staff will plant 500 one-gallon-container trees (300 Douglas Firs and 200 Garry Oaks) in other areas throughout the project limits.

To view PDF maps of each location where trees will be removed, please browse the list below:

Thurston County

Pierce County