Proposed tunnel to replace the Alaska Way Viaduct
Many people have commented on the cost of replacing the Viaduct with a tunnel, and yes it may cost a little more the replacing it with an above ground option. But sometimes it’s actually worth it to spend extra and this is of those times it’s worth it. Unfortunately, it probably won’t happen. This is Seattle after all. We have too many people who can’t agree on what should be done and no one with enough guts or authority to make change happen. We will spend years voting, talking, and spending money for nothing. Remember how much as spent on the Monorail and how many times it was approved by voters. The real unfortunate thing about it is, about the only way we will really get a replacement for the viaduct is when an earthquake finally knocks it down.