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$930 million Move Seattle levy falling behind on project promises, review finds

SDOT employee Tupuivao Launiuvao measures while building sidewalks and a curb ramp on SW Admiral Way in West Seattle Thursday, March 30, 2017.

The 2015 transportation levy is twice as large as its predecessor, but a new city report now says that funding isn't keeping up with rising construction costs. The city also blames insufficient cost estimates and "uncertainty" on anticipated federal funding.

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