Survey finds no new cracks in Seattle viaduct

SEATTLE — The Washington Transportation Department says last weekend’s inspection showed no new cracks or structural damage in the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

Crews continue to inspect the stretch of elevated roadway along the Seattle waterfront every three months to monitor its condition. The viaduct was damaged in an earthquake 10 years ago.

Still, the department’s Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Program administrator, Ron Paananen, says he remains focused “on our aggressive schedule for replacing the viaduct.”

A $2 billion tunnel under downtown Seattle is planned to replace the roadway.

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