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SR 99 tunnel tolling committee meets Wednesday

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Date:  Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Contact: KaDeena Yerkan, Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, 206-795-1876 (Seattle)
Richard Sheridan, Seattle Department of Transportation, 206-684-8540
Laura Lockard, Seattle City Council Communications, 206-684-8159

SEATTLE – The SR 99 Tunnel Project’s Advisory Committee on Tolling and Traffic Management meets Wednesday to continue exploring ways to reduce traffic diversion due to tunnel tolls and meet the project’s funding goals. Committee members will review guiding principles for evaluating and prioritizing future recommendations and discuss the basics of finance and traffic modeling.

The meeting will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Sound Transit board room, 401 S. Jackson St., in Seattle. The advisory committee, created by the Washington State Department of Transportation and the city of Seattle, will prepare its initial recommendations by December.

The public is welcome to attend committee meetings to view the information presented and submit written comments. Committee materials are available at www.alaskanwayviaduct.org/ following each meeting.

For more information about the SR 99 Tunnel Project, part of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR99/Tunnel/.

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