Bertha, the machine boring the State Route 99 tunnel in Seattle, will not resume digging until the end of March 2015 and that the tunnel will not open until November 2016, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
The state Department of Transportation said Friday the 8-inch-diameter pipe was discovered protruding through an opening in the machine’s cutter-head.
The huge machine drilling a highway tunnel under downtown Seattle remains stalled by a mysterious blockage.
The $80 million machine is designed to break up boulders, so what it hit is a mystery. It may be a huge boulder left by the last ice age. Others think it could be a buried rail car from pioneer days when the area was filled in.
The Associated Press found that the DOT regularly puts detailed warnings on its trucking permits when routes are projected to encounter potentially problematic areas of low clearance. But the Skagit bridge — along the crucial I-5 corridor between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia — was never added to that group.
A temporary bridge over the Skagit River opens Wednesday, restoring Interstate 5 traffic less than a month after the old bridge collapsed May 23 when it was struck by a truck with an oversize load.
The Transportation Department says construction crews will be working this winter on Interstate 5 through Seattle.
Earlier this morning WSDOT (Washington State Department of Transportation) tweeted that a man was caught on one of its cameras strolling down the side of State Route 520 with only a towel on. He was spotted near Bellevue Way Tuesday afternoon, but no police officers or WSDOT workers could locate him once he left the sight of the camera.
SEATTLE (AP/CBS Seattle) — More cracks have been found in pontoons being built for the new Highway 520 floating bridge on Lake Washington at Seattle. The cracks were found last week at the Aberdeen construction facility after […]
We’ve been calling it Viadoom, and it’s been a week of traffic delays. Now WSDOT says we can expect things to open up again on Saturday. Adios to the “viacondios”!