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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Media Advisory: Project Team to Present Results on Alaskan Way Viaduct

12/3/2008  2:30:00 PM
Amy Grotefendt 206-295-9846 Kristy Van Ness 206-382-6361
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

Project team to present results on open space and economic costs and benefits for Alaskan Way Viaduct scenarios

(SEATTLE) -- Join WSDOT, King County, and the City of Seattle on Thursday, Dec. 4 to discuss open space opportunities on the downtown Seattle waterfront and what this project may mean for the local economy under various scenarios. The viaduct is at risk in an earthquake and the central waterfront section will be taken down starting in 2012.

Media are invited to join us this Thursday at 1 p.m. to discuss key findings on waterfront open space and economic costs and benefits.

Alaskan Way Viaduct project office, 23rd floor
999 Third Ave., Seattle

WSDOT Urban Corridors Office Deputy Administrator Ron Paananen, King County DOT Assistant Director Ron Posthuma and Seattle DOT Deputy Director Bob Powers will answer questions.

This information will be discussed in detail at the Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Seattle City Hall in the Bertha Landes Room. Evaluation results will also be available on noise, traffic safety, and bicycle and pedestrian connections.

Using a 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 a set of revised scenarios on December 11.
The Governor, King County Executive and Seattle Mayor will recommend a preferred central waterfront option by the end of the year.

For more information visit the program Web site at

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Seattle Department of Transportation

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