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Puget Sound Regional Council Recommends Transportation Funding for Bonney Lake, Sumner and Puyallup

The Puget Sound Regional Council is recommending $5.7 million in funding for transportation improvements in East Pierce County over the next five years.

Editor's Note: This is a press release from the Puget Sound Regional Council

The Puget Sound Regional Council is recommending $5.7 million in funding for projects serving Bonney Lake, Puyallup and Sumner, part of more than $440 million in federal funds proposed by PSRC to improve transportation around the region.

Projects include:

·         Angeline Road South Overlay Project - $174,730

·         Church Lake Road West Overlay Project - $161,755

·         52nd St. East (66th Ave E to Pioneer Way E) Resurfacing   - $342,000

·         136th/Valentine Avenue Corridor Improvement Project  -$4,090,937

·         39th Ave. SE Road Overlay - $750,000

·         Deployment of Adaptive Traffic Control System in Downtown Puyallup - $233,550

“These projects were selected on their merits and support the region’s economic development and growth,” said Bellevue Councilmember Claudia Balducci, chair of PSRC’s Transportation Policy Board.  “When Congress approved these funds earlier this year, their focus was on growing and sustaining jobs.  These projects, large and small, will put people to work and shore up the foundations of our economy for the future.”

PSRC is encouraging public comments on the projects proposed for funding and on the region’s draft Transportation Improvement Program for 2013-2016. The public comment period runs from September 13 through October 25, 2012. The vote by PSRC’s Executive Board to approve the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program is scheduled for October 25. A complete list of all projects and more information is available at psrc.org.   

How to make a comment:

Mail:

Puget Sound Regional Council

ATTN: Kelly McGourty

1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500

Seattle, Washington 98104-1035

E-mail:

kmcgourty@psrc.org

Do you think these projects are worth prioritizing into the next 5 years? Tell us in the comments.

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