Seattle Tunnel Contracts Signed, But Opposition Remains

Contracts have been signed on a tunnel project to replace the earthquake-damaged Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle. But opponents are still trying to stop the project.

"The five-year project still faces opposition, but a contract signing makes it that much harder to stop the state's political and legal momentum toward a possible construction start by August. The four-lane highway to replace the old Alaskan Way Viaduct is to be done by the end of 2015.

'We will deliver the project on time and on budget,' declared Manuel Pardo, project executive for Seattle Tunnel Partners."

Citizens have started collecting thousands of signatures to qualify an initiative that would prevent the city from using public money for the tunnel project.

Full Story: $1.4 billion tunnel contract is signed; opposition still working to halt project

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