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.
Glad to be back, fellow 99 travelers -- after missing out on our crucial update on all the (lack of) news on the Alaskan Way Viaduct, we can only imagine that you're chomping at the bit for some gossip.
Viaduct status: Same old same old.
Recent earthquakes: Nada. That one in Fall City a few weeks ago is still the biggest one for awhile.
Annoying shutdowns on the horizon: The areas around South Atlantic Street are closing from 7 pm to 5 am every night next week for some maintenance. That early closing time will suck, we promise.
What we're getting: Looks like the swing is back toward a tunnel again.
So here's the news:
· Environmentalists can't decide what they think. [Crosscut]
· Beacon Hill doesn't love the Spokane Street closures. [BHB]
· Both pro-tunnel and anti-tunnel groups are raising money for campaigning in the fall. [PubliCola]
· Here's how we got a park on the waterfront, with nice demolition porn to boot! [Crosscut]
· Brad Meacham talked tunnel on STB this week. [STB]
· A brilliant letter to the editor says we should just get a park like the High Line. Hear hear! [Seattle Times]