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February 6, 2019

Seattle celebrates grand opening of Alaskan Way tunnel

Front, left to right: Jim Robison, Rudy Lemus, Brian Smith, Iain Bowman.
Back, left to right: Harry Jarnagan, Lorraine DeLaCruz, Christine Larson.

On February 2 and 3, Seattle celebrated the grand opening of the new SR99 highway tunnel, otherwise known as the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Tunnel.

Margaret Simmons-Cross (right) with Christine Gregoire, the former Washington State Governor responsible for much of the funding for the project.

The new tunnel is the culmination of over ten years of planning and construction, in which Mott MacDonald was a key partner of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) in the role of Program Management and Coordination.

First row (kneeling): Nels Sultan. Back row, left to right: Evan Edgecomb, James LaFave, Michelle Gostic, Nick Laverick, Shane Phillips.

The tunnel was opened on Saturday afternoon to allow members of the public to walk through and learn about how it was made. Other activities included STEM activities, an art festival on the viaduct, an 8-kilometer fun run, and a 12-mile bike ride.

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