Rally to show support for SR-509 extension is Monday at State Capitol


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The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce is reporting on its Facebook page that supporters of SR-509 and SR-167 will stage a rally on the steps of the State Capitol in Olympia on Monday, May 20 at 10 a.m.

“Everyone is invited to show support for the Puget Sound Gateway Project, which will complete SR-509 and SR-167 as well as make enhancements to I-5,” reads the announcement. “The Puget Sound Gateway Project, developed by the Washington State Department of Transportation and key stakeholders, would create new freight-dependent jobs and economic development opportunities as well as provide congestion relief for commuters in the Puget Sound.”

The SeaTac City Council recently adopted completion of the SR-509 corridor as a primary goal, as well as including the highway project in its legislative priorities for a number of years.

The Legislative Building is located at 416 Sid Snyder Avenue SW in Olympia. Maps and directions are available online at: www.des.wa.gov/services/facilities/CapitolCampus/Pages/default.aspx.

More information on SR 509 is available at http://Timefor509Now.org/.

Information on SR 167 is available at: sr167.portoftacoma.com/.

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5 Responses to “Rally to show support for SR-509 extension is Monday at State Capitol”
  1. Tom says:

    And we wish to support the expansion of 509 in order to make it impassible during most hours?

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  2. SteveH says:

    I hope they will consider the impact of the bottleneck that will occur at the 1st Ave Bridge, Michigan Street and 99 northbound at the bridge. Hwy 599 pretty much gets folks there — not sure the 509 connection will do anything but cause additional backups up north.

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  3. Alec Smart says:

    I drive 509 and 188th all the time. It’s not choked with trucking whatsoever.

    Large highway projects are usually accompanied by an outcry of public demand for solutions to major traffic flow problems. Such is not the case here.

    Luckily (I hope), this project will still require a county vote and the result of said vote starts with ‘N’ and ends with ‘O’.

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  4. Mary says:

    Everyone that supports it is a lobbyist or is under the influence of said lobbyists.

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  5. Uh oh says:

    Alec,

    Hate to burst your bubble but finishing 509 has been voted on twice before as part of two transportation packages. Both were approved. Somehow, shockingly though, they ran put of money from that package before they finished it.

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