The May 16, 2006 issue of the Town of Hunts Point Newsletter discusses a deal for "Mitigation and Enhancements for the SR520 Project, as it pertains to the Points Communities."
The project includes:
"...three 500 foot landscaped LIDS, continuous sound walls, a quiet pavement study , future high capacity transit, and a transit stop at Evergreen Point and Yarrow Point.
It is an excellent deal for our communities. It will greatly improve the quality of life, especially for residents near the freeway. The noise levels will be cut in half and new landscape park lids will rejoin our communities."
Included is a photo of all of the elected officials committing to the project: Governor Gregoire; Fred McConkey, Mayor of Hunts Point; George Martin, Mayor of Clyde Hill; Senator Luke Esser; State Transportation Secretary Doug McDonald ; Representative Rodney Tom; Representative Ross Hunter; David Cooper, Mayor of Yarrow Point, and Miles Adam, Mayor of Medina.
Perhaps since Governor Gregoire and Washington State Transportation Secretary Doug McDonald have approved of a quiet pavement test for SR520, they will have no problem advocating for a similar reduction of noise levels and a higher standard for quality of life for those affected citizens living in the Woodridge, Surrey Downs, Bellecrest, Enatai, and Newcastle neighborhoods (etc.) by approving a test on quiet pavement on SR405, which is scheduled to be widened (thereby increasing the noise burden on residents).
We hope the SR405 project will be an equitable one .