January 14, 2015

Chinese Mega-Infrastructure Projects

By Zak Tomlinson

This New York Times article – concerning large public works projects in China both planned and underway – offers an interesting perspective on the magnitude of the costs associated with Seattle’s own challenged tunneling project.

The total budget for the Alaskan Way Viaduct Project is (for now) pegged at $3.1 billion.  The anticipated cost of a proposed underwater tunnel between Dailin and Yantai in northeastern China:  An astonishing $36 billion.