PSRC Seeking Public Comment on Rural Town Centers and Corridors Projects

CONTACT: Ryan Thompto at (206) 464-7122 or rthompto@psrc.org

SEATTLE – The Puget Sound Regional Council is seeking public comment on projects recommended to receive approximately $5 million in Rural Town Centers and Corridors Program funding. The public comment period will run from July 11 to September 26, 2019.

PSRC's Rural Town Centers and Corridors Program uses Federal Highway Administration funds for projects supporting smaller towns and cities in rural areas of the region. This recommendation also includes a prioritized contingency list of projects should additional funds become available prior to the next project selection process.

The projects recommended for funding are:

  • Poulsbo Complete Streets Plan, Planning, $215,000. A study of street, sidewalk, parking, landscape and transit improvements.
  • Kitsap County SR 104 Realignment, Right of Way, $1,400,000. An effort to realign ferry traffic in Kingston by adding lanes on NE 1st Street and removing lanes on Main Street.
  • Skykomish US 2 Street Roundabout Design, Preliminary Engineering /Design, $259,500. This project will design a three-legged roundabout with splitter islands at the intersection of 5th Street and US 2 and include pedestrian facilities.
  • Stanwood Viking Way Phase 2, Preliminary Engineering /Design and Right of Way, $432,500. This project will extend Viking Way 200 feet to 92nd Avenue NW with a complete street.
  • Carnation Tolt Ave CBD Improvements, Construction, $450,000. This project constructs transportation and street improvements in Carnation's downtown.
  • Eatonville SR 161/Washington Ave N. Corridor Streetscape Phase 2, Construction, $2,145,200. Improvements include new sidewalks with ADA compliant curb ramps, lighting, stormwater drainage, landscaping, and a rapid rectangular flashing beacon system at the intersection of SR 161 and Carter Street E.
  • Roy Yelm Prairie Line Trail, Planning, $45,000. A planning study to examine alignments of a shared use path from downtown Roy to the Nisqually River to connect Roy to the City of Yelm.  

Public comments received by September 5 will be provided to the Transportation Policy Board in the agenda packet for its meeting on September 12, 2019, at which time a recommendation to the Executive Board for approval will be made. The Executive Board is scheduled to approve the project recommendations at its meeting on September 26.

How to make a comment:

Mail: Puget Sound Regional Council

ATTN: Ryan Thompto

1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500

Seattle, Washington 98104-1035

E-mail: rthompto@psrc.org

In Person: September 12 at 9:30 AM at the beginning of the Transportation Policy Board meeting or September 26 at 10 AM at the beginning of the Executive Board meeting. Both meetings will be held at 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104.

PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 entities, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and tribal governments within the region.

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