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WSDOT asks for public’s input on possible I-90 tolls

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Courtesy WSDOT

SEATTLE — The Washington State Department of Transportation is asking the public to comment about possible tolling on Interstate-90 in a public comment period open between Jan. 22 and Feb. 22.

The state is studying the environmental effects of adding tolls to I-90 between Seattle and Bellevue as a method to help balance traffic across Lake Washington while generating revenue to help complete SR 520 construction, state officials said. The state DOT is asking the public to comment on a range of issues, including traffic impact.

The State Legislature will use the study and comments to decide on whether or not to authorize the project.

Interested individuals can comment online by emailing I90EAComments@wsdot.wa.gov, or in person at one of meetings for public comments will be held later this month:

  • Jan. 29 – Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island  Get directions
  • Jan. 30 - Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue  Get directions
  • Jan. 31 –  Yesler Community Center, 917 E. Yesler Way, Seattle  Get directions 

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7 comments

  • Will

    You can not tax/toll an interstate , How about politicians just take a pay-cut, Give up their special retirement plans,go on regular social security, and quit spending our money.

  • Tymillsusa

    Tolls aren't the answer. California has them and they haven't improved traffic flow. Public private funded road projects that build hov lanes on both sides of the existing roadways with option to pay toll to use hov lanes is a good idea.

  • robert

    NO tolls they don't help. Didn't help in California, eastern seaboard, or in Europe. Spend more money
    to try and get money out of the worker commuters is wrong. Where is going to stop? Which road will be spared? Spending for tolls for some people five days a week could be a car payment, food for their table
    or keeping their lights on. Just a bad idea.