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Record No: Res 31904    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: In Committee
Current Controlling Legislative Body Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee
On agenda:
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to the State Route 520, Interstate 5 to Medina Bridge Replacement and High Occupancy Vehicle Project; superseding Resolution 31411 and Section 2 and Section 3 of Resolution 31611; and making recommendations for the future configuration of a second Montlake bascule bridge.
Sponsors: Abel Pacheco
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo (9/11/19)
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION relating to the State Route 520, Interstate 5 to Medina Bridge Replacement and High Occupancy Vehicle Project; superseding Resolution 31411 and Section 2 and Section 3 of Resolution 31611; and making recommendations for the future configuration of a second Montlake bascule bridge.
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WHEREAS, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) led the Seattle Design Process for the Seattle elements of the State Route 520 (SR-520) replacement project in collaboration with The City of Seattle, as intended by the Memorandum of Understanding authorized by Ordinance 123733 in October 2011; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 31411, adopted in September 2012, recommended triggers under which the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) should consider building a second bascule bridge over the Montlake Cut given the existing conditions at the time of that resolution's adoption; and
WHEREAS, the Washington State legislature passed the Connecting Washington transportation funding package (SESSB 5987) in July 2015, which included $1.6 billion to fully fund the remaining "Rest of the West" Seattle elements of the SR-520 replacement project, including West Approach Bridge South, the Montlake Lid, a second Montlake bascule bridge, Portage Bay Bridge, the Roanoke Lid, and the I-5 Interchange; and
WHEREAS, Section 2 of Resolution 31611, adopted in October 2015, referenced Resolution 31411 and made recommendations related to a second bascule bridge over the Montlake Cut; and
WHEREAS, the existing Montlake Bridge has limited sidewalk capacity for pedestrians and bicycles, and no roadway capacity for transit lanes; and
WHEREAS, the Sound Transit University of Washington Station opened for light rail operations in March 2016; averaged 10,349 weekday boardings in the first quarter of 2019; and is expected to increase boardings as the light rail system expands; and
WHEREAS, King County Metro and Sound Transit...

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