Want to give your 2 cents on I-90 tolls? Comments being taken through Feb. 22

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I-90bridgeSEATTLE — Drivers who might be affected by a proposal to impose tolls on the Interstate 90 bridge between Seattle and Bellevue can provide comments until Feb. 22 for  a state study assessing the issue.

Last Tuesday marked the beginning of a 30-day comment period for proposed tolling on I-90. The public comment period ends at midnight Feb. 22.

During the 30-day period, the Washington State Department of Transportation will also host three public meetings to take comments:

— Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4-7 p.m., Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th St., Mercer Island.

— Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4-7 p.m., Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue.

— Thursday, Jan. 31, Yesler Community Center, 917 E. Yesler Way, Seattle.

An online open house for public comment is available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/tolling/i90/onlinescoping

Those interested may also submit comments by email I90EAcomments@wsdot.wa.gov

Or by traditional mail to:

Angela Angove

999 Third Ave., Suite 2200,

Seattle, WA 98104

Mailed comments must be postmarked by Feb. 22.

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  • John Doe

    They cant manage any money that they've stolen from the pockets of the hard working people yet ….
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> no more taxes <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

  • Jim

    For a un-needed 520 Bridge you have forsed the public to pay way to much in tolls. Now you want us to pay for a already payed for I-90 bridge. ARE YOU NUTS!!! This will STOP discressionary travel both directions. Think of the public for once instead of your pockets.

  • PeachWookiee

    We need a bigger 520, but we don't need to add another toll to another bridge. Paging Tim Eyman, please write an initiative making all roadways except 520 TOLL FREE. :D

  • Paul Calderon

    Tolls are a TAX with another name, heads up people!!!!! It will be forever, not just to pay for the $1.4 Billion shortfall they allege they need to finish the new bridge. Shame on you WashDot. And to allege it's to balance traffic flows on both bridges because traffic is up 11% in I-90? Oh please. Saying that is the same as taking a diuretic to quench your thirst. The best part? WashDot DOES NOT have permission to toll a Federal Interstate Highway (yet) to pay for a state road. Olympia Legislators, don't let this I-90 tolling happen because voters will take their revenge on you. Oh and BTW folks, did you know I-405 is next on the tolling agenda??

  • Paul

    If the legislature authorizes it, WASHDOT sets the toll/tax rates. In effect WASHDOT would have the right to raise your taxes by raising the tolls, as they already have on SR520! Don't let this happen!!