As expected, Mayor Mike McGinn has chosen the Broadway/Jackson route as the preferred option for the First Hill streetcar project. McGinn sent the proposal to the City Council on Monday.

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As expected, Mayor Mike McGinn has chosen the Broadway/Jackson route as the preferred option for the First Hill streetcar project. McGinn sent the proposal to the City Council on Monday.

Seattle’s Department of Transportation recommended the Broadway/Jackson route late last month as the best alignment for the First Hill Streetcar.

If approved by the City Council, construction would begin in 2011. The streetcar is a small part of the $18 billion Sound Transit expansion measure that passed in 2008.