Tag: Alaska Way Viaduct

SEAWALL FUNDING PLAN MOVING FORWARD

May 22nd, 2012

The City Council has begun the process for placing a 30-year property tax bond measure on the November ballot to complete the financing package for the Seawall replacement and strengthening.  The Council must make a decision by July in order to place this measure on the ballot. The City has been working for almost ten […]

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SEATTLE CITY CLERK SIGNS TUNNEL AGREEMENTS; REFERENDUM TO APPEAR ON BALLOT

May 24th, 2011

  This blog post has been updated to ensure compliance with the City’s ethical standards for the use of City resources when communicating about ballot issues. On Friday, May 20, Judge Laura Middaugh issued an order validating the Council’s actions in approving an ordinance that authorizes signing three agreements with the State to protect Seattle […]

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COUNCIL OVERRIDES MAYORAL VETO ON TUNNEL AGREEMENTS

March 3rd, 2011

On Monday, February 28, the Council voted 8 to 1 to override Mayor McGinn’s veto of the agreements with the state that protect the people of Seattle during construction of the SR 99 bored tunnel.  Six votes were needed to override the veto.  The Council took our override vote at 10:44 AM, exactly ten minutes […]

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COUNCIL APPROVES TUNNEL AGREEMENTS WITH STATE

February 7th, 2011

On Monday, February 7, the Council voted 8 to 1 in favor of an ordinance that approves three agreements with the State to protect Seattle’s interests as the SR 99 Tunnel project moves forward.  We expect the Mayor to veto this ordinance, and an override vote has been scheduled for February 28. The SR 99 […]

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TUNNEL BID ON TARGET FOR BUDGET

December 21st, 2010

The SR 99 Bored Tunnel Project passed its last critical milestone in early December, when bids were opened and the design-build contract was awarded to Seattle Tunnel Partners, a joint venture of Dragados USA and Tutor Perini Corp.  The team also includes Frank Coluccio Construction, Mowat Construction, HNTB Corp. and Intecsa.  Their bid price is […]

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Time to tell the truth about costs and the viaduct tunnel project

May 18th, 2010

The claim that Seattle is ‘on the hook’ for AWV replacement project cost overruns is an exaggeration and serves solely to instill fear and doubt. It’s time for Seattle’s Mayor and those opposed to the regionally approved replacement alternative to face facts; the primary cause of potential cost overruns is intentional delay. Delaying the project only increases the danger of a catastrophe and hurts the economy and Seattle taxpayers.

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