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

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