Public can comment on Interstate 90 tolling proposal

January 30, 2013

By Staff

NEW — 12:10 p.m. Jan. 30, 2013

The state Department of Transportation is evaluating potential impacts of tolling Interstate 90, and the public can comment on the proposal.

The agency is considering a proposal to toll the highway on the seven-mile stretch between Interstate 5 in Seattle and Interstate 405 in Bellevue.

The state is at work on a $4.1 billion project to replace the 49-year-old floating state Route 520 bridge across Lake Washington and overhaul the 12.8-mile corridor between I-5 in Seattle and state Route 202 in Redmond.

The floating bridge is scheduled to open in traffic by early 2015.

Though the project is estimated to cost $522 million less than the initial $4.65 billion estimate, transportation officials still need to raise $1.4 billion in funding for the bridge replacement effort.

In 2008, state lawmakers asked the Department of Transportation to study tolling along the I-90 corridor as a way to generate revenue for the project.

Jan. 22 started a 30-day public comment period for the tolling proposal. Offer feedback to the Department of Transportation at before midnight Feb. 22.

Residents can email comments to, or send feedback to Angela Angove, 999 Third Ave., Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98104. Feb. 22 is the postmark deadline for mailed comments.

The agency is conducting a broad environmental assessment to evaluate possible effects of tolling I-90.

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