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CURE; Pro/Con Levy Committees Chosen; Construction Updates; Traffic Alerts

Aug 5, 2016

Chamber joins Communities United for Reliable Energy

The Bellevue business community has long enjoyed a competitive advantage of reliable and predictably priced electric power. However, without additional transmission capacity, we could experience rolling blackouts by 2018.

That’s why the Chamber supports Energize Eastside – Puget Sound Energy’s proposal to increase transmission capacity along its existing right of way. Now we’ve taken the next step and joined Citizens United for Reliable Energy (CURE) – a grassroots coalition of individuals, businesses and non-profits, united in the belief that dependable electric power is essential to our continued prosperity.

The Chamber has signed the CURE online petition – and we invite our members to do the same.

Pro/con committees picked for transportation levy

The Bellevue Council has adjourned for August Recess – but not before performing one last task relating to the proposed fire services and transportation levies. Just in time for an August 2 deadline, committees have been appointed to write pro and con statements regarding each levy, for inclusion on the King County General Election Voters Pamphlet.

Bellevue Proposition 1 – Fire Facilities

Pro: Michael Eisner, Jeanne Elliott, Michelle Hilhorst        Con: Pamela Johnston

Bellevue Proposition 2 – Transportation, Neighborhood Safety, Connectivity and Congestion Relief

Pro: Jennifer Robertson, Janice Zhan, My-Linh Thai          Con: David Plummer

Upcoming construction closures and traffic alerts

Southbound lane on 110th Avenue NE reopened

Good news for those who conduct business in the City Center Plaza and Skyline Tower. Sound Transit’s contractor has completed pre-tunneling work under 110th Avenue NE and reopened a southbound lane to through traffic. Southbound traffic can now directly access garages for both of these buildings.

For additional information regarding related construction alerts, visit the East Link project web page.

Mark your calendar for the upcoming operational changes to the I-90 center roadway express lanes.

  • Sunday, Aug. 14 – The I-90 express lanes will close at 6 a.m. then open westbound from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a Seattle Sounders FC soccer match. The lanes will open eastbound by 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 20 – The I-90 express lanes will close at 6 a.m. then open westbound from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for a Seattle Mariners baseball game. The lanes will open eastbound by 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 21 – The I-90 express lanes will close at 4 a.m. for the Women of Wonder Triathlon. The lanes will open westbound by 11 a.m. for a Seattle Mariners baseball game and a Seattle Sounder FC soccer match then close at 7 p.m. The lanes will open eastbound by 8 p.m.

 

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