Facing a need to either renovate their crumbling transportation infrastructure or remove it, public officials in Seattle are considering a few options. The city could rebuild the highway, or it could invest a little more money to move a new highway underground, leaving the surface available for a waterfront park. A third idea, backed by a citizens’ group, the People’s Waterfront Coalition, is to tear down the old highway, build a waterfront park and smaller boulevard, increase transit service and modernize existing streets.

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