Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, right, answers a question about the replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct as member of the city council look on during a news conference about the city budget Monday, Oct. ... more 
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, right, answers a question about the replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct as member of the city council look on during a news conference about the city budget Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, in Seattle. From left are council member Tim Burgess, Richard Conlin, Sally Clark and Tom Rasmussen. Supporters of the plan to replace Seattle's aging Alaskan Way Viaduct with a $2 billion tunnel have talked about the benefits of opening the downtown waterfront. But The Seattle Times reported Monday that the tunnel would carry one-third less traffic than the viaduct, and traffic on the surface Alaskan Way boulevard could triple as drivers seek more direct routes and avoid tolls. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Elaine Thompson
Mon, Oct 11, 2010 6:03 PM EDT