“This was not an easy process, but it’s done. It is done. It is done,” Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels said Tuesday afternoon at a signing ceremony for state legislation to replace the elevated highway with a deep-bored tunnel. “Today we end the era of the Viaduct.” Before signing the bill, Gov. Chris Gregoire addressed people who still questioned whether the state could build the Read More ›
The search for a practical successor to the Alaska Way Viaduct has taken our region on a roller-coaster ride. Two high-profile alternatives — a new aerial structure and a cut-and-cover tunnel — crashed when their cost in disruption plus construction proved prohibitive. The issue became so hot that the architects of Proposition 1 didn’t even put a viaduct solution in Read More ›
This article, published by Puget Sound Business Journal, mentions Discovery Institute: The technology has made great strides in recent years, making it cheaper and safer to dig, said Robbins, speaking at a recent meeting put together by the Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center. The rest of the article can be found here.
This article, published by The Seattle Times, mentions Discovery Institute: That hasn’t stopped the Cascadia Center, a branch of the Discovery Institute think tank, from promoting a tunnel. The rest of the article can be found here.
This article, published by The Seattle Times, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: The always-creative Cascadia Center in Seattle has leaped on the aging problems of Interstate 5 by proposing an entirely different approach to both the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement and a reconfigured I-5. The rest of the article can be found here.