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Well I’m just a tad surprised to say the least. Where is the money going to come from? Does this mean the viaduct will be open till the tunnel is open? What will the waterfront look like? What is the project phasing, ie will they build the surface option then build the tunnel later? What kind of transit improvements if any will be include. How will this affect CO2 emissions? These are just a few of my questions.

We better get some clarification soon.

UPDATE: via the Times

“That work is peeling off more than $1 billion of the $2.8 billion set aside by the Washington Legislature, leaving some people to question whether the remaining money is enough to build tunnel. However, the governor’s office says it expects the tunnel can be dug for $1.6 to $1.8 billion.”

Really? A tunnel for 1.8 billion? I have a very had time believing that.

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