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Tag: SR 167


Port, Tacoma, Pierce County all chip in public money for SR 167 lobbying effort

Supporters of extending State Route 167 to the Port of Tacoma lobbied for their project throughout state lawmakers’ 105-day regular session and are gearing up to continue in the special session, joining a first-day gathering of transportation advocates Monday at the Capitol.

Business, labor and tribal interests are among the proponents, and so are local governments, who are now disclosing details about how much public money is being devoted to the lobbying effort.

Pierce County filed paperwork last week reporting an $18,000 payment to the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber to help pay for SR 167 advocacy and to retain consultant

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SR 167 supporters pledge to raise a share of money needed for “Puget Sound Gateway” megaproject

State Route 167 supporters had said Wednesday they were close to agreement on a scheme for funding the highway along with SR 509 and toll lanes on I-5, and it turns out they were VERY close.

The coalition today officially threw its support behind the plan it worked with lawmakers and the state Department of Transportation to design, and the group said it has committed to raising a share of the money — $70 million for what it views as a $1.73 billion project.

Convened by U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, the coalition includes government officials from the Port of Tacoma,

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Here’s DOT’s latest plan for how it would build SR 167, 509 and I-5 toll lanes

Lawmakers are far from agreement on a transportation tax package, but the package’s biggest component is starting to be fleshed out.

Transportation officials and outside groups are coalescing around a scaled back version of SR 167 and SR 509 — possibly with HOT lanes on I-5 between Seattle and Tacoma to help pay for it. The dual project is being called the Puget Sound Gateway.

Here’s our story from today’s paper, and here’s how WSDOT describes it:

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