Seattle Tunnel Partners

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Transportation Officials Say New Cracks On Viaduct

The 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.

CBS Seattle–04/07/2015

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Crews Pulling Pieces Of Seattle Tunnel Machine To Surface

Workers at the Seattle tunnel project have started pulling pieces of the broken tunnel machine called Bertha to the surface for repairs.

CBS Seattle–03/20/2015

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Seattle Tunnel Machine ‘Bertha’ Moves Toward Access Pit

Bertha is on the move.

CBS Seattle–02/18/2015

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State, Contractor Still Battling Over Viaduct Project

The manager for the troubled Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project told lawmakers Thursday that the state and the contractor are still battling over tens of millions of dollars in repairs dating back to 2012, but even if the contractor declares bankruptcy tomorrow, the project could still be completed.

CBS Seattle–01/23/2015

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Downtown Tunnel To Open August 2017

A new highway tunnel through downtown Seattle won’t be open until August 2017, about 20 months behind schedule, state transportation officials said Monday.

CBS Seattle–12/23/2014

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State: OK To Restart Digging Of Tunnel Access Pit

State transportation officials gave Seattle Tunnel Partners the OK on Tuesday to resume excavation on a pit being dug to reach and repair Bertha, the broken tunneling machine.

CBS Seattle–12/16/2014

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Effort To Repair Seattle Tunnel Machine Delayed

An effort to repair the giant tunneling machine stuck under downtown Seattle is going more slowly than expected.

CBS Seattle–07/28/2014

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Plan Advances To Dig Up Now-Stalled Bertha

The new tunnel would allow workers to dig up and repair the now-stuck boring machine

CBS Seattle–05/09/2014

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Large Wall Part Of Seattle Tunnel Machine Repair

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.

CBS Seattle–04/03/2014

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6 Month Delay ‘Optimistic’ For Seattle Tunnel

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.

CBS Seattle–02/28/2014

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