Riverside South Highway Tunnel
The development plan for Riverside South included a rerouting of the Miller Highway into a tunnel through the railyard grounds, leaving the residents of the complex with a nice expanse of parkland and unimpeded views of the river. But although Trump was able to muscle the development into existence over vociferous community opposition, he was not able to convince lawmakers to expend public funds for a tunnel whose primary virtue would be to add value to a luxury housing development. The northernmost buildings were the first to rise and the boulevard in front of them was created over fill that could later be excavated for the tunnel. Development of the buildings and boulevard further south include the tunnel. Once the complex is completed and the renovated viaduct starts to reach the end of its design life in 2025 or so, the tunnel idea will likely be revisited.
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