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RES3746CITY OF RENTON,WASlllNGTON RESOLUTION NO.3746 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RENTON,WASHINGTON, SUPPORTING LEGISLATIVE FUNDING FROM THE 2005 WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATURE FOR CERTAIN ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS ON SR-169 TO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE LEVEL OF SERVICE. WHEREAS,SR-169,the Maple Valley Highway,runs from Renton to Enumclaw and is an important state arterial that moves significant freight and passenger vehicles;and WHEREAS,the SR-169 Improvement Consortium seeks to help focus attention on needed changes to the SR-169 corridor,and Renton is a member of this consortium of cities, school districts,fire districts and chambers of commerce;and WHEREAS,the cities and unincorporated areas along the SR-169 corridor are some of the fastest growing areas in the state,and are growing in accordance with and under Growth Management Act guidelines;and WHEREAS,the added population plus added hauling for construction projects such as the SeaTac Airport Third Runway are leading to significant transportation delays along this important corridor;and WHEREAS,there are recognized transportation bottlenecks,particularly at Four Comers (the intersection of two state highways -SR-516 and SR-169),as well as the SR-169 and SE 416th intersection between Enumclaw and Black Diamond,for which a project has been identified; and WHEREAS,the Cities ofRenton and Maple Valley have already put together most ofthe funding to build improvements that would greatly improve the levels of service on their bottlenecks; 1 RESOLUTION NO.3746 NOW,THEREFORE,THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON,DOES RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS: SECTIONL SECTIONll.. The above findings are true and correct in all respects. The City Council of the City of Renton urges the Washington State Legislature to appropriate $4 million to meet the funding requirements for two well-recognized traffic bottlenecks on SR 169,and to include this appropriation in the 2005 Transportation Budget. PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 21st day of M_a_rc_h -',2005. Bonnie I.Walton,City Clerk APPROVED BY THE MAYOR this 21st day of M_ar_c_h -...:>,2005. Approved as to fonn: ~~ RES.1096:2/22/05 2