Council President Richard Conlin
Councilmember Tom Rasmussen
Seattle City Council approves SR 520 agreement with WSDOT
Today’s agreement provides funding for traffic calming tests
Seattle – The Seattle City Council today unanimously approved Council Bill 117209 authorizing the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to execute an agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to design and construct pedestrian and traffic calming improvements in the Washington Park Arboretum.
Representatives from WSDOT, SDOT and the Arboretum and Botanical Garden Committee (ABGC) have discussed and collaboratively identified a set of traffic calming measures to be implemented in advance of construction beginning for the SR 520 I-5 to Medina: Bridge Replacement and HOV Project, to offset some of the anticipated temporary impacts to pedestrian and bicycle mobility during construction
“We are pleased that the City and the state are working together to move the SR 520 project forward into construction,” stated Council President Richard Conlin. “This is an important step in protecting our parks and neighborhoods while we improve safety, transit and bicycle/pedestrian mobility across Lake Washington and through Seattle.”
“Councilmember and Transportation Committee Chair Tom Rasmussen added, “The Council supports these early measures to address the temporary impacts related to the SR 520 bridge replacement and HOV project on the Arboretum and the surrounding neighborhoods.”