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Roundabout Funds Officially Approved By PSRC

The council also approves $551,000 for Fifth Avenue South overlay.

The Edmonds roundabout at Five Corners is a go.

The Puget Sound Regional Council’s Executive Board's approval of the 2013-2016 Regional Transportation Improvement Program includes $1,936,500 for the roundabout.

In addition, the council approved $551,000 for the Fifth Avenue South overlay from Elm Way to Walnut Street.

The funds come after the council recommended they go forward back in September.

The Edmonds grants are part of the $7.9 billion approved so transportation projects can move forward in the central Puget Sound.

The Regional Transportation Improvement Program provides a list of current transportation projects in all four counties of the region: Snohomish, King, Kitsap and Pierce. These projects are funded with federal, state and local funds, including recent federal grants awarded through PSRC.

“Securing federal transportation funding for communities in the region is one of the key roles of the Puget Sound Regional Council,” said Commissioner Josh Brown, PSRC President.  “These projects are advancing a better system that gets people and goods where they need to go, provides transportation choices, and helps grow jobs in the region.”

To find out more, visit PSRC’s online Project Map, which makes it easy to zoom in and see projects planned in different parts of the region.

The Transportation Improvement Program is required under federal and state laws, and helps to ensure that transportation projects are meeting regional policies and federal and state requirements such as those under the Clean Air Act.

PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties.

The Council is composed of more than 80 entities, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state, and local transportation agencies and tribal governments within the region.

PSRC is also the lead regional economic development planning resource and home to the Prosperity Partnership.

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