January 27, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 27, 2010
Officials seek construction bids for the Interstate 90 Undercrossing, a long-planned connector from Northwest Gilman Boulevard to Southeast 56th Street.
City Public Works Engineering Director Bob Brock put the project out to contractors for bid after the City Council cleared a final pre-development hurdle last week.
After the city receives bids, Brock expects staffers will select a finalist within the next few weeks. He hopes for the City Council to award the contract in March. The sluggish economy could make for bids at lower amounts than officials expect.
Officials budgeted about $3 million for undercrossing work in 2010. The overall cost of the endeavor included in the Capital Improvement Plan — a sweeping guide to all types of city projects — is $13 million.
August 25, 2009
After business leaders and residents voiced support for the Interstate 90 Undercrossing, the City Council set aside environmental concerns and voted Aug. 17 to approve a pact crucial to the development of the roadway. Read more
August 19, 2009
NEW — 5:45 p.m. Aug. 19, 2009
After business leaders and residents voiced support for the Interstate 90 Undercrossing, City Council set aside environmental concerns and voted Monday to approve a pact crucial to the development of the roadway.
Residents raised concerns in July about wetlands on U.S. Postal Service property near the undercrossing site, prompting officials to review the development agreement. City and postal service officials negotiated a development agreement to allow the city use of a right of way on the land.
Councilman David Kappler supported the agreement, but said before the vote that he had concerns with “the sausage making of this process.”