Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Submit Comments Now On SR520 Noise Variance For Upcoming Montlake Phase

The City is accepting public comments through April 20 regarding the SR520 nighttime noise variance, which will define the allowable nighttime noise limits for the Montlake Phase construction, which begins next year.

The variance includes information on potential nighttime construction activities as well as noise monitoring and compliance requirements.

The document is published on SDCI's Land Use Information Bulletin (Project #3027364).

Comments can be emailed to prc@seattle.gov (include project number in subject line) or by regular mail to SDCI, PRC, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA, 98124-4019. 

The Laurelhurst Community Club recently published this information in their newsletter: 

Nighttime Noise Variance for SR520 Requested
The  “Major Project Noise Variance” (Project 3027364 ) on SR520 if granted, would outright entitle the contractor to generate noise every night at six decibels over what WSDOT predetermines as “the average” noise measured at night.
Neighbors attending the meeting expressed skepticism that WSDOT and its contractors and the City could establish a reasonable noise level that would be tolerable every night or a system where violations could be documented and corrected. WSDOT offered a 24/7 noise monitor and a hotline as assurance.

LCC recently told the Laurelhurst Blog Staff:

Laurelhurst , Madison Park and Medina have all suffered through a very noisy construction period, and what WSDOT wants the City of Seattle to do is grant them a  permanent noise variance which is 10% over the current noise for the 8 year (or more) duration of the rest of the SR520 project.
Noise carries across the water very loudly up to residences all over our community. LCC encourages all neighbors to comment on this noise variance.


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