ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Seattle City Council Monday ratified agreements designed to smooth the path toward construction of a tunnel to replace the elevated Alaskan Way viaduct along the city’s waterfront.

Monday’s 8-to-1 council vote is enough to override the promised veto from Mayor Mike McGinn, an opponent of the tunnel who says he fears that the city could be stuck with the bill for cost overruns on the project, even though the state has promised to foot most of the bill using bonds backed with fuel taxes.

Subscribe Now

Independent and authoritative analysis and perspective for the bond buying industry.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.