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.
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.
Man Holding Breath In Oregon Tunnel Causes Crash A 19-year-old man told investigators he caused a three-car crash when he fainted while holding his breath as he drove through a tunnel northwest of Portland, Oregon State Police said.
Study: Modest Tolling Would Still Clog Downtown SeattleA state study suggests that even a modest toll would result in traffic diverting away from a tunnel on the Seattle waterfront onto city streets. But the state could meet the $200 million it is contributing to the $3.2 billion replacement project for the aging, earthquake-vulnerable viaduct. The tolls would also pay for maintenance.
Seattle Tunnel Dig Could Bring Rats To Surface The big dig along the downtown waterfront intended for the traffic tunnel replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct could also displace scores of rats and cockroaches.