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Old Posted Aug 12, 2019, 3:45 AM
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Man, the removal of that Alaskan Way Viaduct is so incredible. What a whole new world. ������
It’s similar to the removal of the Embarcadero Freeway and its feeders in San Francisco that greatly beautified and changed our northeastern waterfront and helped stimulate an entirely new South Financial District. You will be well pleased with the long term results!
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It’s similar to the removal of the Embarcadero Freeway and its feeders in San Francisco that greatly beautified and changed our northeastern waterfront and helped stimulate an entirely new South Financial District. You will be well pleased with the long term results!
That was a great thing that happened for San Francisco. We can only hope that something like that can happen in Seattle. Seattle might have some limitations with the area being fill. Not sure if that was the case for SF.
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2019, 4:48 AM
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That was a great thing that happened for San Francisco. We can only hope that something like that can happen in Seattle. Seattle might have some limitations with the area being fill. Not sure if that was the case for SF.
Yes—it’s all on bay fill.
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Man, the removal of that Alaskan Way Viaduct is so incredible. What a whole new world. ������
Yeah, I'm sure the values of the commercial buildings that were adjacent to the viaduct are now soaring!
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Old Posted Aug 28, 2019, 11:06 PM
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2019, 3:45 AM
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Spring/Summer 2019 on point-n-clicks

May 10, 2019

P5100041-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr

June 17, 2019

DSCN6493-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr

July 19, 2019

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August 8, 2019

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August 9, 2019
Downtown view from overpass while I was checking out the Northgate Station (rail).
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2019, 2:51 PM
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What a beautiful city! I need to get up there. They need to embark on a Boston Style Big Dig with I-5!
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2019, 3:08 PM
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We just did that with Highway 99 -- a nearly two-mile section went to a bypass tunnel this year. I-5 is covered for maybe four blocks in an important spot, but it's a tough proposition to cover much more of it, though it's being studied.
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The effort that I've head of is lidding I-5 just in the downtown portion... nowhere near to where that picture above was taken.

Their web site: https://lidi5.org/

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Old Posted Sep 3, 2019, 9:01 PM
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That's nice but I would rather see new tunnels bored. This seems like it would be better for the city, some ramps might be removed but there are mitigation efforts to deal with that, and the obvious elephant in the room is cost. This gives the opportunity for more lanes to be added relieving some of the congestion.

Again, the costs, likely north of 10 billion, would be a huge barrier. More pressing projects are needed and funded. 2030s could be a good decade to initiate a project like this. Start the planning now. Hopefully by time construction is on the horizon, congress properly funds the highway trust fund.

Big issue is new from scratch bypasses built would likely exceed costs for a bored tunnel for I-5. I think completely building a new tunnel will allow for better connectivity than a cap.
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