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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: WSDOT Media Advisory: Traffic and travel data for Alaskan Way Viaduct scenarios

11/12/2008  3:30:00 PM
Kristy Van Ness 206-437-5061 Amy Grotefendt 206-295-9846
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

Project team to present range of traffic and travel data for Alaskan Way Viaduct scenarios

(SEATTLE)--Join WSDOT, King County, and the City of Seattle on Thursday, Nov. 13 to discuss key findings for traffic and mobility for the eight Alaskan Way Viaduct central waterfront scenarios currently under evaluation.

This information will be discussed in detail at the Stakeholder Advisory Committee later that afternoon from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Town Hall. The key findings will focus on the range of traffic volumes, transit usage, the number of through trips, and the number of trips going in and out downtown expected under various scenarios for the central waterfront.

Visuals for the eight waterfront scenarios will also be available Thursday afternoon.

Media are invited to join us this Thursday at 2:30 p.m. to discuss the initial results on traffic and mobility:

Where: Alaskan Way Viaduct program office (999 Third Ave., 24th floor)

The last 15 minutes will be reserved for on-camera interviews.

WSDOT Urban Corridors Office Deputy Administrator Ron Paananen, King County DOT Assistant Director Ron Posthuma and Seattle DOT Urban Mobility Plan Manager Steve Pearce will be on-hand to answer questions about what the numbers can tell us.

Using the complete set of evaluation results, teams from WSDOT, King County, and the City of Seattle will take the best elements from the tested scenarios to create two or three revised scenarios in December. The Governor, King County Executive and Seattle Mayor will make a recommendation by the end of the year.

For more information visit the program Web site at

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