One of the biggest selling points of a referendum campaign on Seattle's deep bore tunnel is that a public vote will settle once and for all which plan Seattle like to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. That is the idea anyway. But what if we have a public vote on the downtown tunnel and no...

One of the biggest selling points of a referendum campaign on Seattle’s deep bore tunnel is that a public vote will settle once and for all which plan Seattle like to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. That is the idea anyway.
But what if we have a public vote on the downtown tunnel and no workable option for replacing the viaduct wins a majority?
That is what a new Elway Poll shows. Voters are heavily divided, but do want the right to vote.
Elway asked Seattleites if they could vote, would they pick a new or repaired viaduct, a deep bore tunnel or a new, improved surface-transit plan.
Thirty-eight percent of 405 registered Seattle voters preferred a new or repaired viaduct; 35 percent percent support the tunnel. Only 21 percent favored the new, improved surface-transit approach.