I-101 http://www.kplu.org en Seattle City Council approves tunnel deals http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-city-council-approves-tunnel-deals <p>Despite threats of a veto by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, the city council approved agreements today that make some city departments partners in a plan to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with a deep bored tunnel. Supporters say making land-use, utility and design commitments to the state moves the controversial project forward.&nbsp;</p><p>The council voted 8-1 in favor of the agreements. Mike O&#39;Brien is the sole councilman who opposed them.</p> Tue, 08 Feb 2011 01:41:04 +0000 Charla Bear 734 at http://www.kplu.org Battle over Seattle tunnel heats up http://www.kplu.org/post/battle-over-seattle-tunnel-heats <p>Seattle city council members are <a href="http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/%7Epublic/meetingrecords/2011/AWV20110131_3a.pdf">pushing ahead with efforts to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with a deep bored tunnel</a> &ndash; just as a <a href="http://www.scatnow.com/">group of citizens hands in petitions for a public vote</a> on the project.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Feb 2011 18:10:43 +0000 Charla Bear 679 at http://www.kplu.org Battle over Seattle tunnel heats up Seattle tunnel contract signed http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-tunnel-contract-signed <p>The deal is official, but the political fight simmers. The state has put its signature on the contract to build the world&#39;s largest deep-bore tunnel, under Seattle&#39;s waterfront. It would replace the elevated Alaskan Way Viaduct, SR 99.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 16:41:23 +0000 KPLU News Staff 494 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle tunnel contract signed