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January 3, 2009 at 8:05 AM

Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement

The tunnel is back

I was deeply troubled last month when the state decided to eliminate a tunnel option as a replacement for the Alaskan Way Viaduct [“A viaduct we can dig,” Opinion, Dec. 31].

This was a huge mistake and I am delighted to now see that Gov. Christine Gregoire’s decision has been delayed until a tunnel option can be more fully assessed.

Likewise, I am pleased to see your editorial in support of consideration of a tunnel. I am convinced that a tunnel is the right answer and believe the city, county, region and state should support it even if it costs a bit more. We can afford it and we should chose to make this investment.

Thanks for the excellent coverage of this issue in The Times.

— John Sandvig, Seattle

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