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Your Viaduct Watch for the Week of May 20th-24th

Each week, we take a peek into the public project we all love, loathe, and live to talk about: the ongoing battle for a Viaduct replacement.


So apparently should get to vote, we might not get to do it anyway, even if we did it wouldn't mean anything, and we didn't really want to do it in the first place. Got all that? No? Well we rounded up all the facts for you.

Viaduct status: Still there, actually!
Recent earthquakes: Seriously nothing.
Annoying shutdowns on the horizon: They're retrofitting the Aurora Bridge, but it apparently shouldn't be a big deal as far as Viaduct traffic (which will suck either way).
What we're getting: Maybe nothing!

Here's what's up:

· Here's the language that's going on the ballot for the tunnel (maybe)! [P-I]
· Eh whatever. It doesn't mean anything anyway, says Conlin. [Slog]
· Wait, how many people signed that petition anyway? [PubliCola]
· This totally wouldn't have happened if we were on the East Coast, apparently. [Crosscut]
· Guys? This isn't a simple issue. Goodness, we had no idea! [Seattle Times]
· Glad to see the Seattle Times is using headlines that accurately (and melodramatically) describe the situation. Well played, friends. [Seattle Times]
· Wait, hasn't this happened before? [SW]