Final Environmental Impact Statement for Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Released

Ca. 1960 photo of the Alaskan Way Viaduct / Source: UW Special Collections

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and City of Seattle released the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Section 4(f) for the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project last Thursday, July 7. Here’s WSDOT’s press release.

This hefty document is available for online viewing where you can download pdfs for free. Here’s info on how to request a hard copy (it’ll cost you $50-125) or obtain a free CD.

A project as large in scale and scope as this one involves many effects to the environment and Seattle’s neighborhoods. Effects on historic and cultural resources are many. MAin2 will follow up with a future blog post that goes further into this issue of effects on our cultural resources.