Seattle's Great Viaduct Debate
As Seattle debates a deep-bore tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct, Sightline examines the issue of potential cost overruns. The state legislature has made it clear it wants Seattle property owners on the hook—but the cost could be enormous. Read Sightline’s collection of posts on replacing the viaduct and what it means for Seattle residents.
Posts on Seattle's Great Viaduct Debate
Don't count on $200 million from tolls---unless you want massive traffic diversion.
Six prominent environmentalists argue against Seattle's proposed deep-bore tunnel.
According to the state, a deep bore tunnel with high tolls means more street traffic than no tunnel at all.
State models suggest that the deep bore will carry about a third of the existing Viaduct's traffic.
Dave Roberts interviews Cary Moon.
A dialogue about the deep-bore tunnel.
1053 requires legislature to vote on tunnel funding. Again.
Worrisome sign that cost estimates are too low.