FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/15/2014
Council President Tim Burgess responds to Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project update
SEATTLE – Council President Tim Burgess issued the following statement today after the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) briefed the Council on the current status of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project:
“We knew from the beginning that this project was very complicated, but essential to our regional transportation system.
“It was encouraging to hear from WSDOT that the settlement has apparently stopped and that there is no structural damage to buildings.
“It was also very informative to hear again about the surveying and measurements work that continues by both WSDOT and SDOT.
“The tunnel project is 70% completed, according to WSDOT, so there’s no turning back at this point. The entire Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project must be completed. It is city government policy that this project be completed. The Governor agrees. The Mayor agrees. We must move forward.”