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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

May 10, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Construction prolongs Mercer Mess

This shows the current Mercer Street underpass at Aurora Avenue North. The view is taken from Dexter Avenue North looking west, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters seen at left. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

This shows the current Mercer Street underpass at Aurora Avenue North. The view is taken from Dexter Avenue North looking west, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters seen at left. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

Government is slow, incapableI am a pro-government liberal, but it is projects like this that cause people to conclude the government is incompetent [“More Mercer misery,” page one, May 8].

No private construction company would have take this long to complete this project. I drive by the site daily and what I consistently see is little activity and expensive heavy equipment sitting around idly.

What more can a citizen conclude than that our city leaders couldn’t care less about the inconvenience they are causing thousands of people every day. It’s really quite outrageous.

Dick Schwartz, Seattle

Comments | Topics: Construction, infrastructure, traffic

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