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SR 99 tunnel tolling committee meets Feb. 19

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Date:  Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Contact: Laura Newborn, Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program communications, 206-805-2871; 206-639-8577 (mobile)

SEATTLE – The State Route 99 Tunnel Project’s Advisory Committee on Tolling and Traffic Management will meet Feb. 19 to finalize advisory recommendations on tolling the SR 99 tunnel.

The meeting is 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Puget Sound Regional Council office at 1011 Western Ave., Suite 500 in Seattle.

The advisory committee, created by the city of Seattle in an agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation, is charged with exploring ways to reduce traffic diversion due to tunnel tolls and meet the project’s funding goals. The recommendations will be provided to the governor, Legislature, state transportation commission, Federal Highway Administration, WSDOT, the mayor of Seattle and the Seattle City Council. The Washington State Transportation Commission is responsible for setting toll rates.

The public is welcome to attend committee meetings, view the information presented and submit written comments. Committee materials are available online following each meeting, and comments or questions can also be submitted online.
For more information about the SR 99 Tunnel Project, part of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, visit alaskanwayviaduct.org.

 


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