The Washington State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration will hold more public meetings as part of the I-90 Tolling Project environmental impact statement.
“We received thousands of comments during the initial outreach effort earlier this year, which helped shape a robust list of alternatives,” said Craig Stone, WSDOT assistant secretary, Toll Division. “One of the alternatives we’re studying, variable tolling on I-90, includes options for free or reduced tolls on and off Mercer Island.”
During a 30-day period, WSDOT staff will host three outreach meetings for the public to learn more about the proposal and ask questions. Oofficials will be there to listen to comments from the public.
The public can sign up to speak beginning at 10 a.m. three business days prior to each meeting. Online signup will close at 10 a.m. the day of the meeting. Attendees may also sign up on a first-come, first-served basis at the start of each meeting:
- 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, Bellevue College cafeteria, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue
- 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, Mercer Island High School commons, 9100 S.E. 42nd St., Mercer Island
- 4 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts St., Seattle
The public may also submit comments by email or by mail to: Angela Angove, 999 Third Ave., Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98104. Mailed comments must be postmarked by Nov. 6, 2013, when the comment period officially ends. All comments submitted in January and February 2013 will be included.