Washington State DOT seeks bid for removal of viaduct's southern mile

03/17/2009 | West Seattle Herald

The Washington State Department of Transportation seeks bids for a contract to prepare for removal of a portion of the Alaskan Way Viaduct that rests on unstable soil. Officials note that the project -- estimated to be worth $15 million -- is a safety priority because the soil could liquefy during an earthquake, which would cause the viaduct to close permanently. They also said that removal of the viaduct will begin in earnest this fall.

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