Notice of Public Review Period of Surface Transportation Program Block Grant Project Prioritization

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On March 17, 2017, the SCOG Transportation Policy Board issued a call for projects to utilize around $5 million in Surface Transportation Program Block Grant funding. SCOG received 15 applications, requesting over $11 million in funding. After scoring the project submissions, staff presented them to the Technical Advisory Committee for review and recommendation. The Technical Advisory Committee’s recommendation is summarized in the memo below:

The public is encouraged to review the preliminary rankings and provide comments to the SCOG Transportation Policy Board for consideration. Written comments are due to SCOG by June 9, 2017 so they can be included in the Transportation Policy Board’s meeting packets. Written comments can be submitted by commenting on this blog post, email, or traditional mail to the address below:

Skagit Council of Governments
Attn: Gabe Philips
204 W Montgomery
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Verbal comments will be accepted at the June 21st Transportation Policy Board meeting, but written comments are preferred.

Cook Road Corridor Study Open House

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The Skagit Council of Governments (SCOG) will be hosting an open house to collect public input regarding proposed alternatives to address the congestion issues on Cook Road near Interstate 5 and the BNSF railroad crossing. After gathering public input, SCOG will prepare a final report that identifies the regions planned approach for addressing the congestion issues on Cook Road as well as identifies roles for Skagit County, WSDOT, and other stakeholders.

The meeting will be held on June 8, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 PM in the Allen Elementary School Library (17145 Cook Road, Bow, WA 98232). Please contact Gabe Philips at (360) 416-6678 or by email with any questions.