Care about the extension of SR-509? Here’s your chance to share your thoughts


SeaTacMap509Throughout September and October, local residents, businesses and organizations will have opportunities to share their feedback on the proposed completion of the SR-509 Corridor/Puget Sound Gateway Project with Washington State Senate transportation leaders.

“The completion of SR-509 is a top priority for SeaTac,” said SeaTac Mayor Tony Anderson. “By connecting SR-509 to I-5, the project would reduce congestion on our city streets and bring a wealth of economic and development opportunities to our area.”

Senate leaders will host a series of meetings across the Puget Sound area to seek input on statewide transportation needs. Each meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and feature presentations from regional transportation officials and an opportunity for public comment.

City and Port of Seattle leaders on the SR-509 coalition plan to join with business and labor representatives to attend three key sessions listed below:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m.: Stevenson Elementary School, 14220 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98007
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m.: Evergreen Tacoma Campus Lyceum Hall, 1210 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98405
  • Monday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m.: King County Courthouse Room 1001, 10th Floor 516 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

The SR-167, SR-509 and I-5 Puget Sound Gateway Project would relieve traffic congestion and improve freight mobility by completing the long-planned SR-167 and SR-509 corridor connections and improvements to I-5. Construction could begin as early as 2016 if funding is received in the 2013 transportation budget.

Cost for the Gateway is estimated at $1.72 billion over 10 years.

Comments will generally be limited to three minutes per speaker. For more information on this proposal, visit www.Timefor509Now.org.

For more information on these transportation meetings, visit http://curtisking.src.wastateleg.org/dates-set-for-bipartisan-statewide-transportation-forums.


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