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Seattle Is Getting A Waterfront Tunnel


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After more than eight years of debate state lawmakers Friday evening signed off on a replacement for the Alaskan Way Viaduct – a deep-bored tunnel.

The Senate voted 39-9 to accept a controversial House amendment that would require Seattle taxpayers to cover cost ovverruns on the project. Senate Bill 5768 now goes to Gov. Chris Gregoire.

“…a tunnel allowed for a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to remake the city’s waterfront by reconnecting the downtown to the water. More practically, they argued the technology is such that a tunnel could be built without tearing down the existing structure during construction, which would ease traffic and disruption concerns of businesss and commuters. The tunnel will be four lanes, double-decker.”

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April 25, 2009 - Posted by | Did you know? | ,

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