The Magnolia woman who is fighting plans to replace the viaduct with a deep bored tunnel was featured on KING 5 news.
Elizabeth Campbell is the head of the Magnolia Neighborhood Planning Council and says she will continue to use every weapon she can find to fight the tunnel. She thinks putting a four-lane highway underneath downtown Seattle will have taxpayers digging deep to pay for inevitable massive cost over-runs in the future.
“Theyll pay for it in lost time while they’re trying to get through the area,” she said. “They’ll pay for it if they get taxed for any of the overruns.”
Campbell believes that the tunnel will not carry enough traffic and it cuts off acess to Highway 99 from the northwest part of the city.
As we have reported, Campbell is gathering signatures and wants to have Seattle voters say yes or no to the deep tunnel. She says she’ll file lawsuits, challenge Environmental Impact Statements and even plans to run for mayor with the tunnel as her major issue. Campbell tells KING 5 she has collected 3,000-4,000 signatures so far. She needs about 20,000 more and hopes to raise money to hire signature gatherers.
See KING 5 story here.