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#1 Tacoma

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:26 AM

This may have already been discussed, but whats the deal with the tunnel from Vickery to Jennings? It looks like it has a fairly new layer of asphalt on it but its closed.

Will it ever be open?

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:54 PM

QUOTE (Tacoma @ Mar 11 2008, 09:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This may have already been discussed, but whats the deal with the tunnel from Vickery to Jennings? It looks like it has a fairly new layer of asphalt on it but its closed.

Will it ever be open?


I like it closed... it's a great shortcut on the bicycle (as long as you have glass-resistant tires and a resistance to the scent of urine) ninja.gif
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 10:41 PM

QUOTE (Tacoma @ Mar 11 2008, 07:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This may have already been discussed, but whats the deal with the tunnel from Vickery to Jennings? It looks like it has a fairly new layer of asphalt on it but its closed.

Will it ever be open?



I remember that tunnel, by far the most interesting of the tunnels (Main, Henderson, Jennings) that went under the T&P station/tracks.

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:24 AM

Been open for a while now, in case anybody missed it.

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:33 AM

Looks like there's a bunch of work going on inside the tunnel and on top of the Vickery left turn entrance. Jennings still has a lane open going North and South, the Vickery left turn tunnel has been closed for a few days. I wonder if they are going to restore the deteriorating concrete guards at the entrance tunnel? There is some sort of hoist truck alongside it.

 

I might be just some long overdue maintenance and cleaning. Last time I walked through there it was fairly nasty.


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:52 PM

Work is progressing. The guards were redone, but the detailing is a little bit different than I can remember. One of the photos shows a portion of the old guard after it was cut and moved to the side. I'm glad they kept the arches.

 

 

Jennings1.jpg

From July 26th

 

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From August 25th.

No fluting on the inside face of the guard post.

 

Jennings3.jpg

 

Still need to remove the formwork for the arches.


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 01:27 PM

I've been wondering what they're doing.  Thanks.


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