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One Seattle man’s Maze view

By asoglin
Monday, April 30th, 2007 at 10:27 am in George Kelly.

Tom Spear, who lives in Seattle, wrote in this morning to say he’d like to read about ways in which “construction can and should occur without government red tape and union (interference)” in the rebuilding of the collapsed MacArthur Maze connector ramps.

“[T]hey should have this thing up and being driven on in 4 months at the latest,” Spear said. “They built entire runways in WWII over weekends.”

Spear said he was “[d]own in [the] Bay area often on business and yes have traveled through the route often” and described the company he works for, Schrader Co. Sales LLC, as “a material supplier for [the] Bay Bridge project.”

When asked about his experience with “similar construction nightmares,” he referred to I-5. “[T]hey always seem to be tearing it up and the projects take way to[o] long for the work performed.”

Spear also mentioned “the projected work on the Alaska Way Viaduct (it runs
along the downtown Seattle waterfront) which will shut down commerce and the
commute when they start tearing it down.”

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