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Deep-Bored Tunnel Chosen For Seattle: News Wrap-Up

Decision Made to Replace Aging Alaskan Way Viaduct

On January 13, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels and King County Executive Ron Sims recommended replacing the aging Alaskan Way Viaduct along Seattle’s waterfront with a deep-bored inland bypass tunnel.

After nearly a decade of on and off discussion, the decision is the topic around town. Next, the state legislature will take a look at the plan. For its part, Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center has long believed that a tunnel is the best long term solution for the region and has pushed the issue for the better part of several years.

Click here for a comprehensive (and growing) news wrap-up.