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 firstname.lastname@example.org OR click on the link below and answer some
survey questions through the web. Comments will be accepted through April
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.