More Viaduct news: Tunnel bill passes State Senate

Word just in from Olympia (thanks to Sharonn Meeks for the forward) that Senate Bill 5768, to confirm the deep-bore tunnel as the Alaskan Way Viaduct Central Waterfront replacement and look into the possibility of tolling to raise some of the money, has just passed the Senate, 43-6 (West Seattle’s State Sen. Joe McDermott voted ‘yes’). Here’s its official status/information page.

4 Replies to "More Viaduct news: Tunnel bill passes State Senate"

  • JoB March 4, 2009 (6:25 pm)

    and to look into tolling to raise some of the money…

    now why isn’t that a surprise?

  • Michael March 4, 2009 (11:16 pm)

    Thank God (literally, for the potential saving of lives) this is getting done.
    Tolling might be a reasonable option for vehicles exiting either south of Spokane Street or north of Woodland Park, but local traffic should be a “toll taboo.”

  • Thermo March 5, 2009 (11:05 am)

    I’m tired of hearing about tolls…. Just another tax being forced upon us. The gas tax is supposed to pay for Constructing and maintaining state, city, and county roads, bridges, and ferries.

    We need to put a stop to the talk of tolls!

  • Mickymse March 5, 2009 (6:11 pm)

    Yes, so we have to pay extra for a tunnel on the waterfront that won’t allow us to exit Downtown, makes it harder to get to Magnolia and Ballard, and we’ll have to pay a toll for the privilege of doing this.

    How is this good for West Seattle?

    We don’t need a tunnel on the Waterfront!

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