Seattle Viaduct To Reopen For Monday Morning CommuteState transportation officials say Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct will reopen for the Monday morning commute. That's an earlier than expected reopening of the Highway 99 through downtown Seattle, which was closed for 10 days as a giant tunneling machine dug underneath it.
Alaskan Way Viaduct To Close For About 2 WeeksOfficials say they're anticipating major congestion on other roads
Tunnel Project Injuries Result In About $700,000 In ClaimsThe construction craft laborer who lost his foot after it was struck by a falling object had the highest claim to date: $515,525
Seattle Tunnel Machine Begins Work AgainThe machine digging a tunnel to replace Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct has resumed work
Washington Halts Seattle Tunnel Project Over Safety ConcernsWashington transportation officials and Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday halted all digging by Seattle's tunnel-boring machine until the contractor determines what caused a large sinkhole to form over the area where the machine was operating.
Bertha Begins Drilling Under City StreetsSeattle's tunnel-boring machine has started digging into soil about 80 feet below street level
State Says Seattle Tunnel Delays Could Cost $78 millionThe Washington State Department of Transportation says it expects to lose $78 million because the machine digging the tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle broke down.
Seattle Tunnel Contractors To ResumeDigging is slated to resume by November 23rd
Damage Done To Tunnel-Boring Machine Greater Than ThoughtSeattle Tunnel Partners finished disassembling Bertha and have concluded the damage the machine sustained is more extensive than previously thought.
Transportation Officials Say New Cracks On ViaductThe latest inspection of the Alaskan Way Viaduct found additional ground settlement, wider cracks and two new cracks on columns near the area where the Seattle Tunnel Partners are working to fix Bertha, the giant tunnel boring machine that is supposed to dig the highway tunnel to replace the viaduct along Seattle's waterfront.
Lawmaker: State Shouldn't Pay For Extra Seattle BusesA state lawmaker says he wants to block more state money from going to keep transit buses moving through the construction zone for the Alaskan Way Viaduct tunnel replacement.
Crews Pulling Pieces Of Seattle Tunnel Machine To SurfaceWorkers at the Seattle tunnel project have started pulling pieces of the broken tunnel machine called Bertha to the surface for repairs.