WSDOT Faces Problems Over Unhoused People Camping Along I-5 Express

KOMO reports, Washington State DOT and the City of Seattle face difficult issues arising from a “homeless encampment” located along both sides of the I-5 Express Lanes under the Ship Canal Bridge. For months, state and local officials have been dealing with concerns about the welfare of the unhoused people, as well as the safety concerns of neighborhood residents. The article looks at WSDOT’s response, which includes “reassessing the location’s lighting and fencing needs” and working with police and welfare agencies on security checks and rehousing efforts.