After a careful environmental review, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has determined that the Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit Project will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.
SDOT is required to consider the environmental consequences of proposed projects under the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).
SDOT issued a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on Thursday, February 15, 2018. In lieu of a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist, SDOT is adopting the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documented Categorical Exclusion Worksheet (DCE) and supporting information completed in December 2017.
A 14-day public comment period began on February 15, 2018 and ends on March 1, 2018. A seven-day appeal period that ends on March 8, 2018 will follow.
The DNS, DCE and supporting information can be viewed at the City of Seattle Central Library at 1000 Fourth Ave; Douglass-Truth Branch @2300 E. Yesler Way, Seattle; Capitol Hill Branch @ 425 Harvard Ave E, Seattle; Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch @ 1134 33rd Ave, Seattle; and the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections Public Resource Center at the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Ave, 20th floor; or on the project website at: www.seattle.gov/transportation/MadisonBRT.htm.
Please refer to the DNS for more information on providing comments and submitting appeals.