Both bridges across Lake Washington could be tolled by 2015, as the state considers putting a toll on the Interstate 90 bridge.
Got an opinion on the possibility of tolls on Interstate 90? The Washington State Department of Transportation is holding a meeting and information session on the idea at Bellevue City Hall on Wednesday afternoon.
, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation officials. Congestion also has increased on Interstate 5, Interstate 90 and State Route 522 as drivers avoid tolls on SR 520, according to state officials.
If the state legislature approves the change, tolls on Interstate 90 could start as soon as 2015, according to Washington State Department of Transportation officials.
The Wednesday night meeting at Bellevue City Hall is part of the environmental assessment that will evaluate the effects of tolling Interstate 90 between I-5 in Seattle and Interstate 405, according to the state.
If you can't make the meetings, the state is accepting public comment online at:www.wsdot.wa.gov/tolling/i90/onlinescoping. Those interested may also submit comments by e-mail at:I90EAcomments@wsdot.wa.gov, or traditional mail to: Angela Angove, 999 Third Ave., Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98104. Mailed comments must be postmarked by Feb. 22, 2013.
If you go
I-90 Tolling Environmental Assessment Public Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 4 p.m., Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue.
Reporting by Kendall Watson was used in this article.