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Puget Sound Regional Council recommends transportation funding for Auburn

The Puget Sound Regional Council is recommending $4.4 million in funding for projects serving Auburn, part of more than $440 million in federal funds proposed by PSRC to improve transportation around the region.

Projects in Auburn include:

• West Valley Highway System Preservation (15th Street NW to 37th Street NW) –$560,000

• South 272nd/277th St. Corridor Capacity & Nonmotorized Trail Improvements – $1,020,700

"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 Sept. 13 through Oct. 25.

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.

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How to make a comment:

• Mail: Puget Sound Regional Council, Attn: Kelly McGourty, 1011 Western Ave., Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104-1035

• Email: kmcgourty@psrc.org

• In person: Oct. 11-25 at PSRC

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