FERNDALE, Wash. — The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is currently in the process of collecting information to help WSDOT engineers determine community priorities as they develop plans for improvements around the I-5 and Slater Road interchange. As was previously reported, a survey has been published that can be completed online. In addition, a “tabling event” has been scheduled at the Ferndale Public Library where WSDOT staff will be available to answer questions about the survey and future design stages.
When: 10am to 1pm, Friday, February 21st
Where: Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St., Ferndale, WA
Details: Members of the WSDOT team will help people access the survey, answer survey and project questions and share upcoming steps in the design and construction process. There is no formal presentation so the public is invited to visit at any time during the event hours.
“We want to make sure that this interchange meets the needs of the surrounding communities by designing it to solve the problems people currently encounter,” said Project Engineer Melissa Ambler.
Project funding by the state is $21.1 million with $2 million slated to be provided during state budget cycles during 2019 to 2021, $9 million during 2021 to 2023 and $10.1 million during 2023 to 2025.
People unable to attend the session have until noon on Monday, February 24th to complete the survey.
Design engineers will use survey feedback to create design alternatives that WSDOT will present to the community during a spring 2020 open house. Construction is currently scheduled for 2023 and 2024.