Posted: 14 May 2020
A response from Heather Marx at SDOT to the FCA’s Letter of April 22nd.
To: Mike Dey From: Marx, Heather Date: 2020-05-14 14:32 -0700 Subject: RE: Bridge Closure and FCA Involvement Dear Mike Dey, I'm writing to you from my pleasantly rainy home here in the Fauntleroy neighborhood. Thank you for your letter on April 22. I want to formally recognize and address the concerns raised, as well as commit to involving the Fauntleroy Community Association in our planning and discussions around the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Safety Project. Included below are answers to many of the important concerns you raised. We have worked diligently to be as responsive and prompt as possible and acknowledge that this is only the start. • > Addressing increased traffic after Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order is lifted. Once the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is lifted, we recognize the Fauntleroy Community will see even higher traffic volumes as people return to the Fauntleroy Dock and use neighborhood streets as detour routes. In coming weeks, you can expect from SDOT a neighborhood-specific transportation plan as well as an update on planned improvements in Fauntleroy. Our transportation engineers and planners are developing plans that consider both recommendations from community members and reflect predicted traffic volumes after the order is lifted. • > Coordinating with Seattle Public Utilities during the Fauntleroy Creek Culverts Replacement Project. This project is in the design phase and we will coordinate with Seattle Public Utilities to make sure impacts are limited. It is standard practice at the City of Seattle to involve SPU and SDOT as project team members for projects that impact each other. As part of this coordination, we will consider the increased traffic volumes due to the bridge closure and limit traffic impacts as much as possible. • > Involving the Fauntleroy Community Association and your committee. The Fauntleroy Community Association and your committee of Frank Immel, Marty Westerman, and yourself will be included in our outreach around the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Safety Project. We appreciate your thoughtful action to create a committee and we look forward to working together. This is only the continuation of an ongoing conversation and partnership. We remain committed to attending any Fauntleroy community meeting you would like us to participate in – the same standing offer SDOT has provided to all organizations in Southwest and West Seattle. Please let me know if you have any additional questions or comments. Otherwise, I look forward to continuing the dialogue with you and will follow-up with any outstanding answers to existing questions. Thank you. -Heather Heather Marx, Seattle Department of Transportation 206-XXX-XXXX (m)