King County Flood Control District sets public meetings on Green River flood risk reduction work
The King County Flood Control District will host two public meetings this month where a variety of flood protection solutions will be discussed for the lower Green River valley that satisfy the multiple and often competing federal mandates and legal requirements that apply to levee systems.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 9 – 11 a.m.
Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St., Auburn
Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 4 – 7 p.m.
Kent Courthouse Rotunda, 401 4th Ave. N., Kent
The levee system in the lower Green River valley is old and outdated. It was originally constructed to protect sparsely populated agricultural lands, rather than the present landscape of residential development and significant regional economic infrastructure. To address the risks associated with an aging levee system, the King County Flood Control District has worked with a variety of constituents and stakeholders to be able to present several alternatives for making improvements. Known as the Green River System-Wide Improvement Framework (SWIF), the product will be a prioritized set of projects and recommendations to achieve flood protection goals that build economic, ecologic and community resiliency. Project employees and King County Flood Control District members will be on hand to gather feedback and answer questions. For more about the Green River SWIF, or to provide comments, visit www.kingcounty.gov/rivers
Construction has begun for the Safe Routes to School Project on S 150th St.
Contractors have begun the Safe Routes to School work on 150th near Thorndyke Elementary. Between 42nd Avenue S and Tukwila International Boulevard, they’ll be overhauling the drainage, repaving the road and installing new sidewalks. During construction, 150th will become a local access only road, so drivers should plan accordingly. Construction is anticipated to last approximately three months.
Try out the new RapidRide F line through Tukwila - with a Free $10 Orca card!
Tap into Metro with a complimentary ORCA card! Sign up online to receive an ORCA card preloaded with a $10 balance, then try the new King County Metro RapidRide F Line to explore Tukwila and beyond by bus. Use RapidRide to get from Burien to the Landing in Renton, or the Tukwila International Boulevard station to Federal Way. You can stop at Southcenter, Sea-Tac Airport, Tukwila’s Sounder Station, Renton Boeing, or anywhere in-between. With service every 15 minutes, 7 days a week until 8:00pm, it’s easy to travel to jobs, schools, parks, libraries, shopping and more. Check out area maps and connect with all your travel options at KingCounty.gov/GetYouThere/Tukwila. ORCA card offer expires September 30, 2014.