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April 28, 2017 Herbold: West Seattle Bridge studies produce recommendations
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

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.

These four studies have recommendations to:

manage the daily unpredictable disruptions on the lower roadway reduce crashes on the upper bridge reduce incident clearance times to restore normal traffic.

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