The End Is Near For BerthaBertha, the machine digging a 1.75 mile tunnel under Seattle to replace a waterfront bridge with an underground roadway, is reaching the end of its journey.
Bertha Reaches Halfway Point Of Seattle's Tunnel ProjectA milestone was reached on Friday as the tunneling machine hit the halfway mark in digging SR 99 tunnel.
More Money Needed For Seattle's Delayed Tunnel ProjectThe troubled project to replace an aging double-decker highway bridge hugging Seattle's waterfront with a tunnel faces up to $223 million in cost overruns, Washington transportation officials said Thursday.
Seattle Tunnel Machine Back To Work After MaintenanceBertha the tunnel machine is rolling again.
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.