Contents Spring 2009
Volume 6, Number 1 (PDF version 3.8 MB)
ON THE COVER
Special Report - Dig This
We're as sick and tired of the Alaskan Way Viaduct as you are but the deep bore tunnel idea changes everything. The politics surrounding the project remain stormy but it is the best viaduct replacement option and it brings a whole new way of looking at a complex civic challenge that has so far flummoxed the best of us.
SPECIAL REPORT - Alaskan Way Viaduct
The deep bore option causes the least traffic disruption to State Route 99 and Interstate 5 during construction. What more do we need to know?
How the traffic disruption issue hurt the public process and how a citizen advisory group may have helped save the day.
A short description of tunnel ins and out from the Cascadia Center of the Discovery Institute. (.pdf)
A trip to Metro's Brightwater sewer project shows how the truly amazing technology really works.
Dick Robbins and his dad helped build the boring machines that dug the English Channel "chunnel." In Kent.
Wise Up. The tunnel doesn't work until it works for Ballard.
35 Still Moving
Virginia and Greg Blaine relieve the boring monotony with a look at the Unigard migration survey courtesy of Continental Van Lines.