The Viaduct: While you drive over it, what’s going on under it

Those are our first clips from a media tour this afternoon of ongoing Viaduct strengthening work that’s been under way since fall beneath the section of the Viaduct that’s just south of Columbia. This is the part – site of the old Yesler Mill, long ago, according to WSDOT’s Matt Preedy – that’s settled several inches, and WSDOT isn’t sure why this section settles more than the rest, but they’ve got a couple months more work to keep it from getting worse. Here’s his progress overview:

Another WSDOT spokesperson told us this event was meant not only as a media update on the work but also as a reminder of tomorrow night’s meeting at Cooper Elementary, which will focus on the big piece of the Viaduct puzzle – what might be done with the “Central Waterfront” section. WSDOT confirms that it will be open-house format 5:30-6:30, then open mike @ 6:30 for you to have your say on what you hope will happen. (And another reminder, the next weekend closure of the Viaduct is March 22-23.)

2 Replies to "The Viaduct: While you drive over it, what's going on under it"

  • JM February 11, 2008 (2:18 pm)

    That would be Columbia Street, not Columbian Way.

  • WSB February 11, 2008 (2:59 pm)

    thanks, even worse, it’s columbia, not columbian, fixing now, haste makes waste as they say.

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