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Closing the Ruston Tunnel

For almost 100 years Ruston residents used the tunnel to get back and forth to the Tacoma waterfront. It will close this week as progress is made on the Point Ruston project.

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  1. Sue Butkus

    I read through all the article and did not see an explanation about why the tunnel was closing before the road around the tunnel was built. Considering the amount of traffic that has been going through the tunnel for years, it would seem prudent to build the road around the old tunnel before closing the tunnel. It appears to me from casual observation that construction at Point Ruston is often delay and behind schedule. Is it on-track for the road work?

    I have lived and traveled through the tunnel since my childhood. I have never seen an accident in the tunnel although I am sure there have been some. Is information available on the number and, perhaps, the seriousness of accidents in the tunnel?

    Jul 12, 2011 @ 10:14 pm

  2. Jesse Michener

    My husband and I were just remarking we’d never seen an accident in the tunnel, either. I’m really going to miss it.

    Jul 13, 2011 @ 1:57 pm