Locals encouraged to comment on Burke Gilman Missing Link Project options

SDOT has published the SEPA Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link Project which has started a 45-day comment period that ends on August 1.

Four alternatives (pictured below) are addressed in the study, in addition to some connecting segments that would make it possible to mix the alternatives.

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The Draft EIS does not identify a preferred alternative between the four routes analyzed; the preferred alternative will be identified in the Final EIS, planned for publication in early 2017.

SDOT is hosting two open houses on July 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and July 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Leif Erikson Hall (2245 NW 57th St) to hear public feedback about the options.

“We want to hear from people and this comment period is your opportunity to provide us with your thoughts on the environmental analysis and the merits of the alternative alignments,” writes SDOT in a press release.

Click here to check out the DEIS and the technical appendices. Hard copies of the DEIS and appendices are also available to review at no cost at Ballard Library (5614 22nd Ave NW).

To give your feedback on the options attend one of the Open House events, email BGT_MissingLink_Info@seattle.gov or mail a letter to :

Scott Kubly, Director
Seattle Department of Transportation
c/o Mark Mazzola, Environmental Manager
P.O. Box 34996
Seattle, WA, 98124-4996

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