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Posted on: January 18, 2013

[ARCHIVED] How to Get Involved: I-90 Tolling Study

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is preparing an environmental assessment that will evaluate the effects of tolling Interstate 90 between I-5 in Seattle and I-405 in Bellevue.

Tolling I-90 is being considered to fill the funding gap to complete the SR 520 program. I-90 tolling would also help alleviate congestion on I-90.

The “environmental assessment” is a study required as part of the National Environmental Protection Policy Act to establish any influences – either positive or negative – about a potential project.

By considering the environmental effects and mitigation measures early, an assessment supports better decision making, and provides opportunities for public participation. The end result of the I-90 environmental assessment will be a report that consists of a technical evaluation, as well as a social and economic review of tolling on I-90.

Interested in learning more? WSDOT is hosting a series of public meetings Jan. 29-31. For more information, visit their website.