|**News and Events: Oct. 8: Mountaineers Co-Sponsor Meeting on Future of I-90 Corridor|
|Tue, September 18, 2007 09:40 AM|
Oct. 8: Mountaineers Co-Sponsor Meeting on Future of I-90 CorridorMountaineers Co-Sponsor Meeting on Future of I-90 Corridor|
Monday, October 8
7 - 8:30 p.m.
King County Library Systems Admin Service Center
960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA
The Foothills Branch of The Mountaineers, Issaquah Alps Trail Club, Save Lake Sammamish, & Issaquah Environmental Council will sponsor a presentation of The I90 Bellevue to North Bend Study. Please come to hear more about the study project process, what is planned and opportunity to ask questions & provide comments. Below are issues identified to date. If you use this stretch of I90 you might want to get involved to help direct what studies will be done to determine what happens this stretch of road, over the next 20 -30 years.
Issues for consideration:
- I-90 creates a barrier between north & south portions of Snoqualmie Valley with no provisions for non-motorized crossings.
- Concern regarding wildlife crossings farther east along I-90
- Need to balance accommodating growth while preserving rural quality in North Bend.
- Tribal concerns include cultural resources, culverts & fish passageways.
- Prefer to leave a large median on I-90 to add vegetation.
- Water issues & large aquifer on east side of North Bend.
- Look closely at system management & interface between local & freeway systems.
- Integrate freight issues into the design process.
- Problems with congestion & access in Issaquah & Bellevue.
- Increased demand for transit service & park & ride lots in Snoqualmie
- Relationship between congestion on I-90 & increased traffic on county arterials
- Need to coordinate plans & preserve right of way for Sound Transits East Link Light Rail connection across I-90.
- Interest in managed lanes
- Regional growth issues & increasingly dispersed rural growth.
- Desire to include transit in the I-90 study.
- Concerns about large freight travel, constraints & impacts along I-90 in Snoqualmie.
For more information on the project, visit online: www.wsdot.wa.gov/planning/RDP/i90/ EastgateTo465th.htm or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.