Clark County Council is holding a work session about the 179th Street Access Management and Circulation Plan at 9 am on Wednesday, March 29. Councilors are requesting additional information about the plan as they consider adoption and whether to move the plan to a public hearing. During the work session staff will share questions received from residents throughout the project and share responses.
Public input from throughout the project has been collected into documents available on the project website. This includes lists of previously submitted questions and comments, and responses from staff. Residents with questions or comments that are not reflected in those documents can submit them to email@example.com. Comments received by 5 pm Monday, March 20 will be combined with previously received questions/comments and shared with council ahead of the work session. Questions submitted after that time will receive responses from staff and be shared with council after the March 29 work session.
About the plan
The area around Northeast 179th Street is experiencing rapid development. Development will increase traffic in the area. The existing road network was not designed to accommodate the increased traffic volume. A plan is needed to balance increased traffic volumes with safety and mobility. The plan’s recommendations include road designs, intersection types, access locations and safety features. The plan does not initiate county acquisition of privately owned land. The plan also does not review or approve proposed developments or overall development of the area. The plan does not require that property owners develop their property.
The plan and additional information can be found at clark.wa.gov/public-works/179th-st-access-management-and-ciculation-plan. The webpage contains information about public involvement in the plan’s creation. It also has information about attending the March 29 work session.
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Kaley McLachlan-Burton, Community Engagement and Inclusion manager, Public Works