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January 5, 2015 at 12:02 PM

Highway 99 tunnel: Boondogglers are digging for money

Last week, state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson unabashedly reported that $959 million of the $1.44 billion contract has been spent on the tunnel project, suggesting that the completion date and overall costs are indeterminable [“Stalled Bertha’s tunnel project 70% done?” Local News, Dec. 27].

As a consequence, the entire tunnel project and the tax dollars of every citizen seem to be in peril.

According to the time-honored laws of hole digging, we can either stop digging, now, or dig faster moving forward.

Unfortunately, the state’s fiscal mismanagement bars the former, and the dismal track record of Seattle Tunnel Partners precludes the latter.

These boondogglers only know how to dig deep in one place: your pockets.

Guy Detrick, Seattle

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