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Tolling of I-405 review gets underway

This artist’s rendering of the possible I-405 tolling shows what it could look like for drivers. - Courtesy of WSDOT
This artist’s rendering of the possible I-405 tolling shows what it could look like for drivers.
— image credit: Courtesy of WSDOT

Five national tolling experts begin their review this week of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) proposal to improve congestion with express toll lanes on Interstate 405 and State Route 167.

On Wednesday, Washington’s Deputy Secretary of Transportation Dave Dye welcomes the panelists to the first meeting, where they’ll discuss WSDOT’s Eastside Corridor Tolling Study and how it fits within regional, state and national express toll lane policy.

WSDOT will hold two additional meetings in October and November. National tolling experts are currently reviewing a final Eastside Corridor Tolling Study report.

• Join WSDOT for the next public meeting with the Expert Review Panel on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Renton City Hall. The last meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Kirkland City Hall.

• Learn more about Express Tolling with a WSDOT online video.

• Share your thoughts: contact WSDOT to provide feedback on the Eastside Corridor Tolling Study.

• Do you have a question? Check out WSDOT’s Frequently Asked Questions Web site. Those meetings will focus on the methodology, phasing and financing in the Eastside Corridor Tolling Study.

The expert review panel will publish a final report in December.

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