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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 23, 2007

City Council invites comments on Roads and Transit plan

Council members will take public comment Monday, July 23, at City Hall on the proposed Roads and Transit plan scheduled to go before the region’s Traffic jams are a daily occurrence on Interstate 405 at Bellevue.voters in November.

Under state law, the council must solicit public comment before it can direct staff to prepare a resolution either in favor or opposition to a ballot measure.

Council members are expected to formally vote on such a resolution at their July 30 or Aug. 6 meeting.

The $17.8 billion Roads and Transit plan is comprised of numerous road and transit projects in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. An estimated $5.6 billion of the package is earmarked for projects in Bellevue and other parts of East King County.

Major Eastside projects include replacing the State Route 520 bridge across Lake Washington, widening Interstate 405 from Bellevue to Renton, the construction of a light rail line from Seattle to Bellevue, and express bus service enhancements.

Public comment will be taken during the council’s 8 p.m. regularly-scheduled meeting.  Supporters and opponents of the ballot measure will each be allotted one hour to address the council.

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