It seems that everything connected with the effort to dig a highway tunnel under downtown Seattle is big — from the tunneling machine that stopped working last December, to a large plywood wall planned to shield neighbors from the noise of repairing the machine.
An official for the contractor boring the Seattle Highway 99 tunnel says a six month delay in the stalled construction is a “slightly optimistic” forecast.
The Alaskan Way Viaduct has sunk nearly half-an-inch at one location where a machine has been boring a highway tunnel under downtown Seattle.
The world’s largest tunnel boring machine has resumed digging its way under downtown Seattle.
Longshoremen are picketing at the site of Seattle’s $3.1 billion tunnel project, arguing that four jobs along the waterfront have been improperly given to other union workers.