April 2, 2008

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A Rubik’s Cube in a Rubik’s Cube

SODO is about to be the site of $1 billion in construction projects that will result in significant, long-lasting traffic disruptions. You can learn more about what's on the horizon at a community forum Thursday, April 10, 8:00-9:30AM, in the Diamond Club at Safeco Field.

Call 206-762-2470 to RSVP and to receive directions. The forum is sponsored by the Duwamish Transportation Management Association and it will provide a chance to hear the current city and state timelines for the projects and the government plans to try to keep traffic moving.

A major repaving of 1st Avenue South will get underway later this spring, it will be the first in a series of construction projects in the next 2-3 years that will include completion of the SR 519 freight project next to the sports stadiums, a new grade seperation for East Marginal Way, the widening of the Spokane Viaduct with a new ramp to 4th Ave S, and reconstruction of the south end of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

City and state transportation planners are still attempting to put together
the detours and other mitigation plans to maintain traffic flow during construction. One planner recently referred to the challenge as trying to solve "a Rubik's Cube in a Rubik's Cube."

The chore will probably be further complicated by the likely termination of the Lander Street Overpass project. That overpass was seen as a key to east-west traffic during viaduct reconstruction but the City of Seattle has proposed tabling the project for lack of funding.

Seattle's Shorelines Today and Tomorrow
If you were unable to attend any of the visioning workshops held in March 2008, there is still one more opportunity to forward your comments to influence Seattle's Shoreline Master Program Vision Report. Take the opportunity, from the comfort of your desk top computer, to tell Seattle's Department of Planning and Design what your priorities are for Seattle's shorelines. Either forward your thoughts via email to margaret.glowacki@seattle.gov OR click on the link below and answer some survey questions through the web. Comments will be accepted through April 13.
Survey Monkey link


Does the European Union REACH you?
Do you export anything to the EU, directly or through another US OEM? Have you heard about the EU legislation referred to as REACH - Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals? Are we making any sense at all? The SBA is hosting a REACH overview seminar on April 7 in their Seattle office. Click here for more information.




A Rubik’s Cube in a Rubik’s Cube
Seattle's Shorelines Today and Tomorrow
Does the European Union REACH you?




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