In her newsletter to constituents District 1 City Councilmember Lisa Herbold provides information on a series of studies regarding the West Seattle Bridg. Hebold writes:
"The Seattle City Council has commissioned six studies of the West Seattle Bridge corridor, called for in the West Seattle Bridge/Duwamish Waterway Corridor Whitepaper prepared for former Councilmember Tom Rasmussen in 2015, to improve safety, incident management, and traffic flow on the West Seattle Bridge and the lower bridge.
This study covers the area from the West Seattle Bridge and Spokane Street Viaduct to I-5 (including the lower roadways). Four studies were funded in 2015, sponsored by Rasmussen. I secured funding for the remaining two in 2016.
manage the daily unpredictable disruptions on the lower roadway
reduce crashes on the upper bridge
reduce incident clearance times to restore normal traffic.
These four studies have recommendations to: