City Council OKs transportation projects

May 16, 2009

NEW — 3:27 p.m. May 16, 2009

City Council members recently approved a plan that outlines dozens of transportation projects — from construction of the Interstate 90 Undercrossing to improving sidewalks and streets.

On May 4, the council unanimously approved the Transportation Improvement Program, which outlines how transportation money will be spent in the next six years.

Listed in the TIP are projects ranging from an $8.39 million project to improve Newport Way from Maple Street to West Sunset Way to safety improvements, such as the construction of a traffic roundabout at the corner of East Lake Sammamish Parkway and Southeast 43rd Way, north of Lake Sammamish State Park and near Providence Point.

City Transportation Manager Gary Costa presented the TIP to council members. He explained the role of the TIP in securing dollars for transportation projects.

“In order for a project to receive any state, federal or half-cent gas tax funding, the project must be listed in the TIP,” Costa said. “And the TIP is required to be adopted by the City Council.”

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Officials tackle transportation priorities

May 12, 2009

City officials will consider how and when to spend dollars to update facilities and roads as they review the voluminous Capital Improvement Plan during the next month. Read more

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Council OKs transportation plan

May 10, 2009

NEW— 6 a.m. May 10, 2009

City Council members approved a plan last week that outlines dozens of transportation projects – from construction of the Interstate 90 Undercrossing to improving sidewalks and streets.

The council unanimously approved the Transportation Improvement Program, which outlines how transportation money will be spent over the next six years.

Listed in the TIP are projects ranging from an $8.39 million project to improve Newport Way from Maple Street to West Sunset Way to safety improvements, such as the construction of a traffic roundabout at the corner of East Lake Sammamish Parkway and Southeast 43rd Way.

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Press Editorial

April 28, 2009

Transportation plan is good communication tool

The city’s six-year Transportation Improvement Plan is a curious document. And given the interest in traffic problems here, you’d think citizens would be lining up to speak their opinion of it at a public hearing May 4. Read more

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Transportation priorities include roundabout, I-90 Undercrossing

April 28, 2009

City officials are reviewing a plan to overhaul and update roads in the next decade. The wide-ranging Transportation Improvement Program outlines funding for big-ticket projects, like the Interstate 90 Undercrossing, and includes proposed overhauls for bridges and intersections. Read more

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Officials want your input on transportation plans

April 19, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. April 19, 2009

Bring your comments about city transportation projects to the May 4 City Council meeting.

Officials are updating the Transportation Improvement Program – a $36.3 million plan to overhaul and update city bridges, roadways and intersections over the next decade.

Residents will have an opportunity to offer their input about the plan May 4. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 135 E. Sunset Way.

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