We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
For someone like me, who hates driving through big mountains, this tunnel would be a blessing. I wish they had one that went through the Rockies. I prefer smaller, older mountains like the Ozarks. It's easier on my heart. Even the Cascades are easy compared to the Rockies.
I flew in to Denver and then drove to Crested Butte this spring. The pass into Gunnison is probably the biggest I've ever been through. I think it was 9 miles up and 7 miles down. Talk about a clinched sphincter.
I have driven the old roads on the San Bernardino Pass in Switzerland and it is beautiful. I wouldn't want to miss it by taking this tunnel.
In Alaska the Whittier Tunnel is worth seeing. It is a single lane combination train and auto tunnel. Look on Youtube for a video it's pretty cool but certainly no where near as dramatic as "the big tunnel".