Friday, March 15, 2013

New WSDOT Secretary Orders Review Of 'Megaprojects'

So amidst all the hoopla of coming to Spokane yesterday and only being on the job for two days, new WSDOT Secretary Lynn Peterson announced that Washington State’s three largest, most expensive and controversial megaprojects underway will be reviewed “to ensure the best accountability and project-delivery practices.”
An assessment will be conducted of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement, the S.R. 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program, and the I-5 Columbia River Crossing projects.
So what, exactly, does this mean? Transportation Issues Daily breaks it down for us.

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