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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: SDOT seeks comments on SE Seattle Transportation Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
5/9/2008  12:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Tony Mazzella, 206.684.0811
Casey Hildreth, 206.233.3780
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


The Seattle Department of Transportation Releases
the Southeast Seattle Transportation Plan for Public Review and Comment

SEATTLE-The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has released for public review a draft transportation plan developed to serve as a blueprint for improvements in Southeast Seattle over the next 20 years. The plan is part of Mayor Greg Nickels’ Southeast Seattle Action Plan and contributes to the goal of improving public safety and transportation financing and programming. The study area is bound by city limits to the south, I-90 to the north, I-5 to the west, and Lake Washington to the east. Also included is the area bounded by South Dearborn Street, Davis Place Southeast and I-90.

Written comments must be received by SDOT no later than 5 p.m. on May 31, 2008 to be considered in the final plan and may be made several different ways:

-Online at: www.seattle.gov/transportation/ppmp_sets.htm

-By e-mail to: Tony.Mazzella@Seattle.gov

-Faxed to: 206.684.3238

-Mailed to: Seattle Department of Transportation, Attn: Tony Mazzella, P.O. Box 34996, Seattle, WA 98124-4996

-By attending a City-sponsored open house on various initiatives underway in southeast Seattle:

Rainier Beach High School
8815 Seward Park Avenue S.
12:30 to 2:30 PM
Saturday, May 31

The draft plan can be reviewed at the following locations or online at www.seattle.gov/transportation/ppmp_sets.htm :

Van Asselt Community Center
2820 South Myrtle Street, 98108

New Holly Branch of the Seattle Library
7058 32nd Avenue South, 98118

Rainier Beach Branch of the Seattle Library
9125 Rainier Avenue South, 98118

SE Neighborhood Services Center
3815 South Othello Street, Ste. 105

Greater Duwamish Neighborhood Services Center
2821 Beacon Ave South

Columbia City Branch of the Seattle Library
4721 Rainier Avenue South

Jefferson Community Center
3801 Beacon Avenue South

Copies of the draft Southeast Seattle Transportation Plan may be purchased either as a CD or printed document from SDOT at the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Avenue, 38th Floor for the cost of reproduction. To request a CD or document, send e-mail to Tony Mazzella at Tony.Mazzella@Seattle.gov or call 206.684.0811.

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $8 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.




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