Tomorrow, April 20th is the deadline to submit your response to WSDOT’s application for a Noise Variance during construction (click to review application). A few highlights requested in the application:
- The right to do construction at higher noise levels 24 hours a day, for the next 7 years, the full scope of the 520 construction.
- City of Seattle’s current limit on nighttime noise is 45 db, WSDOT is requesting 80 db. With decibel scales, this over 15X the current limit.
Many neighbors, including the Montlake Community Club Board, are concerned about this noise variance. As such, the Montlake Community Club has submitted a letter opposing this variance. You may view the Community Club’s response to this variance request HERE or click to view other responses by Laurelhurst, North Capitol Hill, and Senator Jaime Pedersen.
The Montlake Community Club encourages all concerned neighbors to take advantage of the public comment period which ends tomorrow, Thursday, April 20th by sending an email with your comments concerning construction noise and hours of operations here:
Reference Project # 3027364
If you prefer to view WSDOT’s noise variance docs as PDFs rather than DOCX files, go to this Dropbox folder.
You can see all WSDOT’s material and comments already filed here. (Type in 3027364 for the project number)