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The Waterfront Returns from Seawall Sequester

The downtown piers reopen for business as the city’s actually successful project nears its end.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 07/01/2015
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Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: The Tunnel and the Minimum Wage

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The day's winners and losers.

  • By Afternoon Jolt
  • Published 05/21/2014
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PubliCalendar Extra

An extra pick for civic nerds.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 04/03/2014
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WSDOT: Tunnel Repairs Likely More Extensive Than Previously Anticipated

The state transportation department's tunnel manager says the tunnel contractor has told WSDOT it will have to replace a larger part of the tunneling machine than previously thought.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 04/03/2014
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Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Unjustified Optimism

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Mayor Murray on ridesharing, previous forecasts on current forecasts, and traffic on the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 03/27/2014
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Tunnel Update: Tentative Repair Plans and an Archaeological Scavenger Hunt

State officials announce tentative plans for accessing—and hopefully fixing—the stalled tunnel-boring machine.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 03/13/2014
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WSDOT: More Details on Tunnel Machine Test, Repairs

At a press briefing today, WSDOT provided details about testing the tunnel machine in Japan, and says it's still unclear who will pay for repairs.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 03/04/2014
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The Waterfront Gondola is Really Happening (Probably)

The guy who built the Great Wheel is serious: He's putting a skyway through Union Street.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 03/04/2014
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Six Months, Under "Optimistic" Scenario, Before Tunnel Machine Gets Rolling

Tunnel contractor says it will be six months, optimistically, before the tunnel boring machine might start moving again.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 02/28/2014
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One Question

One Question About the Tunnel

One question for the state DOT about the stalled deep-bore tunnel.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 02/07/2014
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This Washington

Pipe, Left by a Contractor 11 Years Ago, Blocks Bertha

Tunnel-boring machine's major malfunction: A 115-foot-long, eight-inch-wide steel pipe.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/03/2014
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This Washington

Extra Fizz: State Fines Tunnel Firm for Stormwater Pollution

State department of ecology fines Seattle Tunnel Partners for discharging pollutants into Seattle storm drains.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/02/2013
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Inside Seattle’s Waterfront Tunnel Project

The largest-diameter tunnel-boring machine in the world arrives in Seattle this spring.

  • By Karen Taylor Quinn
  • Published 02/20/2013
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This Washington

State Tolling Scenarios Leave Tunnel Budget Shortfall

A state committee's new Alaskan Way tunnel tolling scenarios cast serious doubt on the state's ability to raise the $200 million it has pledged to pay toward the tunnel.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/20/2012
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City Hall

Council Signals Support for $1.07 Billion Waterfront Plan; Transit Advocates Raise Concerns

Transit advocates raise concerns about the proposed downtown waterfront transportation plan.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/06/2012
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This Washington

State Cuts Alaskan Way Toll Projections In Half

The state now predicts that tolls on the Alaskan Way tunnel will yield just $200 million---down from its initial $400 million prediction.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 02/27/2012
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City Hall

City Planning Director Talks Waterfront Transportation

City planning director Marshall Foster talks about accommodating cars, bikes, pedestrians and transit on the waterfront. Oh, and parking.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/10/2012

The C is for Crank

Seattle's Carmageddon: A Prediction

Why Carmegeddon: Seattle 2011 is overblown.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 09/22/2011
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City Hall

PI.com: State Won't Fight to Keep Tunnel Referendum Off Ballot

PI.com: The state will not appeal a King County judge's decision to put the tunnel referendum on the ballot.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 06/16/2011
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City Hall

Competing Tunnel Measures on August Ballot?

Council member Nick Licata may propose two (or more) alternatives to the anti-tunnel referendum.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 05/23/2011
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