Alaskan Way Viaduct

Giant Drill Boring Seattle Tunnel Nears Finish Line
SEATTLE (AP) — Twenty-nine months late, the massive drill boring a new Highway 99 tunnel below Seattle is almost done with its work.
The Seattle Times reports that the drill, known as "Bertha," is expected to chew through a concrete retaining wall in the next few days and emer…
Seattle Tunnel Delay Costs Now Expected to be $149 Million
OLYMPIA (AP) — Delays on the tunnel replacement for the Alaskan Way Viaduct through Seattle are now expected to cost the state about $149 million in overruns, a third less than feared in July.
Joe Hedges, program administrator for the Washington State Department of Transportation, said the main reaso…
Seattle Nixes Elevated Park Measure
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Seattle voters overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would've built an elevated park in downtown Seattle using part of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
More than 80 percent of early votes Tuesday were cast against Initiative 123, which was opposed by many city leaders who prefer a comp…
Seattle Viaduct to Reopen for Monday Morning Commute
SEATTLE (AP) — State 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 i…

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