An open house this week allowed residents to look over the 4 alternatives being proposed for the future of the Heron Street Bridge.
KXRO spoke with Dennis Engel, Multimodal Planning Manager for WSDOT, asking him what the next steps are for the process of choosing a preferred alternative.
Engel spoke on what this timeframe may entail.
2 of the alternatives feature costs above the allocated funding for the project, and we asked Engel how these could be achieved.
Following public comments on the alternative that replaces both the Heron Street and Wishkah River bridges, we asked if this would be a similar design that includes the cement weight holding the Welcome to Aberdeen sign.
Public comment on the future of the Heron Street Bridge is now open.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is asking for residents to weigh in on what the figure of bridge travel in East Aberdeen should look like.
WSDOT has opened public comment for the ongoing plans to remove and replace the Heron Street Bridge.
WSDOT is looking at a range of alternatives for the bridge, including building a new bridge in the same location, building one that connects to Heron Street to Wishkah Street, or options to replace both Heron Street Bridge and the Wishkah Street Bridge. One of these options would replace the 2 bridges with a single 4-lane bridge.
The majority of the options would impact Zelasko Park and local businesses.
Local residents can comment through an online survey.
The online survey is available for public comment through Friday, April 12.
F Street Bridge Alternative
Heron Street Bridge Alternative
One 2-Way Bridge Alternative
Two 1-Way Bridges Alternative
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