From the State Department of Transportation:
Learn more about the bored tunnel recommendation - Attend a public scoping open house on Feb. 23 and 24
You’re invited to attend a public scoping open house and get a first look at the bored tunnel recommendation to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. These meetings are an opportunity to review current project information and tell us what issues- such as noise, air quality, traffic, etc.- should be considered in the central waterfront environmental document.
Last month, Gov. Chris Gregoire, King County Executive Ron Sims and Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels announced their recommendation to replace the central waterfront portion of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The recommendation includes an approximately 1.7 mile bored tunnel beneath downtown, a new waterfront surface street, transit investments, and downtown waterfront and surface street improvements. The central waterfront seawall between Colman Dock and Pine Street will also be replaced.
At the scoping open house, you can learn more about the tunnel as well as investments in city streets, transit, and the tunnel’s environmental process. The meetings will also feature information on accessing the tunnel from West Seattle and Northwest neighborhoods such as Ballard and Magnolia.
You’ll also be able to submit comments at the open house in writing or verbally to a court reporter.
Both open houses will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the following locations:
If you can’t make it in person, you can also submit comments or questions directly to the program by mail, e-mail or phone.
Mail: Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Program
999 Third Ave., Suite 2424
Seattle, WA 98104
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