PSRC seeking public comment on Transportation Alternatives projects

Twelve projects recommended for $17.5 million in PSRC funds

PSRC is seeking public comment on projects recommended to receive approximately $17.5 million for bicycle and pedestrian facilities and historic preservation in King, Pierce, Kitsap, and Snohomish counties. 

The public comment period on the recommended list of projects will run from November 9, 2017 to January 25, 2018. 

PSRC's Transportation Alternatives Program uses Federal Highway Administration funds for community-based transportation improvements in the region, such as non-motorized facilities, historic preservation of transportation assets, environmental mitigation, and others.  

Written comments received by January 4 will be reported to the Transportation Policy Board at its meeting on January 11, at which time the board will make a final recommendation to the Executive Board. The Executive Board is scheduled to approve the project recommendations on January 25. 

The twelve projects recommended for funding are:

  • King County Parks – East Lake Sammamish Trail North Extension, PE/Design and Construction, $2,318,683
  • Pierce County – 121st Street South Streetscape Improvements, PE/Design and Construction, $1,017,325
  • Seattle – Bell St. Protected Bike Lane, Construction, $1,349,521
  • Tacoma – Revitalizing Tacoma's Brewery District with Complete Streets: Phase I, Construction, $2,201,474
  • King County Metro – White Center - RapidRide H Line Non-Motorized Safety Improvements, PE/Design and Construction, $951,631
  • Seattle – Cowen Park Historic Bridge, Construction, $2,409,859
  • Bainbridge Island – Olympic Drive Non-Motorized Improvement Project, Construction, $878,320
  • Issaquah – Newport Way Non-Motorized Improvement Project - SR 900 to SE 54th St., PE/Design, $1,550,888
  • Tacoma – Pipeline Trail, Phase III Construction, Construction, $1,936,057
  • Lynnwood – 44th Ave. W/I-5 Underpass Improvements, PE/Design, $255,672
  • Sultan – Sultan Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge, Construction, $2,500,000
  • Kitsap Transit – Bremerton Transportation Center ADA Improvements, Construction, $153,412

The recommendation also includes a prioritized contingency list of projects should additional funds become available prior to the next project selection process.  More information about the TAP project selection process and recommended projects is available here: https://www.psrc.org/our-work/funding/project-selection.

How to make a comment:

Mail: Puget Sound Regional Council

ATTN: Sarah Gutschow

1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500

Seattle, Washington 98104-1035

E-mail: tipcomment@psrc.org

In Person: January 11th at 9:30 a.m. or January 25th at 10 a.m. at PSRC offices, 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle.

 

 

 

Comments

To Whom It May Concern:
I would like to extend my personal support for the Sultan Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Project as I believe the growth of the population in Sultan needs to be supported by infrastructure allowing more of the full-time residents in Sultan to access the business and recreational resources of the city by foot. This will allow greater number of small businesses to open doors in the areas around a major transportation corridors like the Sultan Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. A lot of the local residents travel to nearby cities like Monroe to shop and entertain due to the higher number of businesses in the US2 corridor located in the Monroe city limits. However, this is not the case for Sultan yet due to the lack of enough businesses and services. Establishing effective city infrastructure which not only allows for quick transit through the city on the way to Stevens Pass but also allowing for guests to stay and enjoy the many local resources will create an opportunity for local economic development and growth in the city of Sultan. As an example, the newest business in Sultan opened doors very close to the proposed project site and services the local residents insurance needs. This business will highly benefit from the increased foot traffic and walk-ins customers utilizing the Sultan Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Project.
Thank you for taking my comment into consideration.

Sincerely,

Martin Rushkarski

Thank you for your comment!