Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Seattle Businesses Being Prepared for Demolition of Alaskan Way Viaduct

The area under the Alaskan Way Viaduct in downtown Seattle
Being in long-range planning, I can appreciate this. According to KOMO New, the Washington State Department of Transportation has started meeting with business owners who will be impacted by the demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct in two years.

It will take about nine months to demolish the viaduct, which will start after the replacement tunnel for the highway opens up. So far, the giant drilling machine, nicknamed "Bertha," has drilled out more than 75% of the tunnel.

Some business owners are afraid that rent prices will jump with the improvements, driving out smaller businesses.

No comments:

About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.