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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Mercer Corridor Environmental Assessment Available for Review

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
12/30/2008  10:20:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Mercer Corridor Project
Draft Environmental Assessment
Available for Review

SEATTLE - The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has released the Mercer Corridor Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review and comment. The EA describes the project, and its benefits and impacts.

There are a number of ways to review and comment on the EA:

  • Download the EA and send comments from the project web site at www.seattle.gov/transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm
  • Review the EA at the Seattle Public Library’s Downtown and Queen Anne branches
  • Send comments:
    Email - MercerEA@seattle.gov
    Mail - Mercer Corridor Project,
    Seattle Municipal Tower,
    P.O. Box 34996,
    Seattle, WA 98124-4996
    Fax - (206) 615-0899
  • Attend the public hearing/open house:
    WHEN: Tuesday, January 13, 2009, from 4 - 7 p.m.
    WHERE: South Lake Union Armory, 860 Terry Ave. N, Seattle

The 45 day comment period ends on February 13, 2009 at 5 p.m.

The Mercer Corridor Project improves the streets of South Lake Union for those who drive, move freight, take transit, ride a bike, or walk. It widens Mercer Street between I-5 and Dexter Avenue N to accommodate three lanes of travel in each direction, on-street parking, wide sidewalks and a median with left-turn lanes. Valley Street will be narrowed to a two-lane, two-way street that complements the new Lake Union Park, offers easy access to adjacent properties and provides a bike- and pedestrian-friendly environment. The work also includes upgrading and/or replacement of many area utilities.

For more information visit: www.seattle.gov/transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm

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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