Gwizz Posted August 9, 2008 Share Posted August 9, 2008 Seattle is promoting light rail around Lake Washington. Some cities across the lake do not want it. So, they collectively removed the rails along the East side of the lake that our dinner train was using. This line is now gone. The state highway system is removing a tunnel where this railroad crossed above the freeway. The freeway is being widened. The planned expensive railroad bridge will now, not be needed. I suspect it will be replace with a trail bridge. This will close the South end of the major North South freeway East of the lake for 4 weekends. Radio reports say to avoid the area if possible.Seattle is closing the major East West Federal highway bridge on the weekend for repairs. This double floating bridge is really two floating bridges. The bridge would have been the way to get around the closing of the tunnel.This action will send a large amount of traffic North through these dissenting cities to a smaller floating bridge that Seattle wants to replace with a larger bridge. This could also cause grid lock on this small bridge as well as other roads. Maybe the people will now vote the tax money to replace the small bridge.The timing of these actions are either poor planning or are they well planned and intentional actions? Tax issues that the voters turned down in the past will again be on the ballots. We already have the highest gas taxes in the nation. I think Seattle is going for broke. But the people already are BROKE Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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