The future of I-90 focus of open house at Mercer Island

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What's the best way to make the most of I-90 between Seattle and Bellevue? That's the question Sound Transit, the Washington state Department of Transportation (WSDOT), King County and the cities of Bellevue, Seattle and Mercer Island have been studying for the last two years, and they'd like to hear what you think.

Learn more about the different choices being considered for I-90 and share your thoughts at an open house hosted by Sound Transit on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5 - 7 p.m., at the Mercer Island High School lunchroom, 9100 SE 42nd Ave., Mercer Island.

The open house will feature layouts of the alternative roadway and lane designs being considered for I-90 and people will be able to talk directly with staff from all of the agencies and cities involved. A decision selecting the preferred alternative for I-90 will be made in December. Written comments are also welcome and forms will be available at the open house.

For more information or to submit comments, please contact Tess Murphy, Regional Express project development coordinator, (206) 398-5048 or email at murphyt@soundtransit.org

Regional Express is a division of Sound Transit, which includes 18 new limited-stop regional ST Express bus routes and 49 capital projects including improvements to transit centers, park-and-ride lots and direct access to HOV lanes.

Voter-approved in 1996, Sound Transit is currently operating 13 limited-stop regional ST Express bus routes with five more scheduled to begin service within two years, and Sounder commuter rail service which inaugurated rush hour service between Tacoma and Seattle two weeks ago. In 2002, a 1.6-mile system Link light rail line will serve Tacoma and a 21-mile Link light rail line will begin service for Seattle, Tukwila and SeaTac in 2006/2007.

For more information on Sound Move, please visit the Sound Transit Web site at www.soundtransit.org/, or call or write for more information at Sound Transit, Union Station, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104, (206) 398-5000 or 1-800-201-4900.


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