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Transfer Station project in Bellevue is outrageous | Letter

There are several businesses on Southeast 32nd Street in Bellevue (right next to the Transfer Station) that serve over 1,000 school-age children weekly. There is already very limited parking.

We were recently “notified” that the Transfer Station construction project would be “eliminating” more than half of the private parking at this location through December. There is no existing off-street parking. There is no lighting. There is no shoulder. There are large trucks with refuse loads that travel at fast rates of speed on this street.

There will be over a thousand children who will be walking in the roadway, many times in the dark, to get to these dance and martial arts businesses.

This is completely unacceptable.

There needs to be flaggers, a temporary pedestrian walkway that adequately protects these small children from the moving traffic, temporary lighting and a traffic plan to handle all of the cars that will be entering the area with nowhere to park. This is outrageous.

Allison Wallin

Bellevue

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