Improving Freight Mobility and Decreasing Gridlock in a Crucial Transportation Corridor
The West Seattle Herald details the completion of the E Marginal Way grade separation project.
Port of Seattle Commissioner John Creighton said the project was first conceived in the 90s, although they did not actually break ground until 2007.
“This project is an important piece of infrastructure for the port,” he said. “It will make it easier to move commerce through our harbor … and raising the roadway over the railroad tracks improves safety and efficiency and eliminates idling by cars and trucks waiting for trains to clear the intersection, and so it offers environmental benefits as well.”
The port estimated 270 hours of daily traffic delays at railroad tracks in the area in 2010.
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