State route No. 520 improvements — Work group, subgroups — Corridor projects.
(1)(a) The state route number 520 work group is created. The work group shall consist of the following members:
(i) The legislators from the forty-third legislative district;
(ii) The legislators from the forty-eighth legislative district;
(iii) The secretary of transportation;
(iv) Two legislators from each of the forty-sixth and forty-fifth legislative districts as jointly determined by the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate;
(v) The chairs of the transportation committees of the legislature, who may each appoint one additional legislator from the joint transportation committee representing a legislative district outside of the state route number 520 corridor; and
(vi) The member of the transportation commission representing King county.
(b) The work group members shall elect two cochairs to consist of one legislative member representing the east side of the state route number 520 corridor and one legislative member representing the west side of the state route number 520 corridor. The work group shall conduct at least three meetings consisting of an initial meeting, a midcourse meeting, and a final meeting.
(2) The state route number 520 work group must:
(a) Review and recommend a financing strategy, in conjuction with the department, to fund the projects in the state route number 520 corridor that reflects the design options recommended under (b) of this subsection. The financing strategy must be based on a total cost of all the intended projects in the state route number 520 corridor that does not exceed four billion six hundred fifty million dollars;
(b) Recommend design options that provide for a full state route number 520 corridor project, including projects in the corridor for which the department applies for federal stimulus funds provided in the American recovery and reinvestment act of 2009, that meets the needs of the region's transportation system while providing appropriate mitigation for the neighborhood and communities in the area directly impacted by the project; and
(c) Present a final report with recommendations on financing and design options to the legislature and the governor by January 1, 2010. The recommendations will inform the supplemental draft environmental impact statement process for the state route number 520 corridor. The process must continue through 2009.
(3) All design options considered or recommended by the state route number 520 work group must adhere to RCW 47.01.408.
(4) The state route number 520 work group shall form a westside subgroup to conduct a detailed review and make recommendations on design options on the west side of the corridor, which extends from the west end of the floating bridge to Interstate 5. The westside subgroup shall consult with neighborhood and community groups impacted by the potential design options. The work group may form an eastside subgroup to review current design options on the east side of the corridor, which extends from the east end of the floating bridge to state route number 202.
(5) The state route number 520 work group shall consult with the governor and legislators representing the primary users of the state route number 520 corridor.
(6) The department shall provide staff support to the state route number 520 work group.
[2009 c 472 § 3.]
| Reviser's note: 2009 c 472 § 3 directed that this section be codified in chapter 47.56 RCW, but codification in chapter 47.01 RCW appears to be more appropriate.|
Intent -- Effective date -- 2009 c 472: See notes following RCW 47.56.870.