Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says completing a tunnel that will serve as an underground highway was “a major construction milestone in our plan to reclaim Seattle’s waterfront.”
Murray said Tuesday that the city is one step closer to taking down a double-layer waterfront highway to make room for “our vision of a well-connected 21st century city” serving “pedestrians, transit and sensible car trips.”
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the breakthrough is “a historic moment in our state’s transportation history.”
Critics call it an expensive vanity project, and environmentalists have objected to building another highway in Seattle.