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Total Items found:   27 February 2019   USA   Seattle  
<p>SEATTLE - A company contracted to haul away dirt from the state Route 99 tunnel excavation has been cited for underpaying workers by more than $370,000.<br />While Bertha was drilling underground for the recently-opened SR-99 tunnel, Glacier Northwest was ...
Filed under: Construction News   08 January 2019   USA   Seattle  
<p>SEATTLE &ndash; The new Highway 99 tunnel opening in early February has been constructed to withstand a powerful once-in-2,500-years earthquake of roughly 9.0 magnitude off the Washington coast, state Department of Transportation officials said Monday.<br ...
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Seattle Curbed   27 March 2018   USA   Seattle  
<p>It&rsquo;s been almost a year since Bertha the tunnel-boring machine completed its job drilling the tunnel that will eventually replace the State Route 99 Viaduct, and in the drill&rsquo;s wake, crews have been busy building a road. Now, that work is largely ...
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The Seattle Times   02 November 2017   USA   Seattle  
<p>The Highway 99 tunnel construction project moved into a new direction this week. Northbound.<br />The upper, southbound deck is almost finished, which clears enough room beneath for assembly to begin for the lower deck that will carry traffic north from ...
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CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT   23 October 2017   USA   Seattle  
<p>Go two miles in two minutes under downtown Seattle to see the progress on the city's double-decker underground highway.</p> <p>Washington State's DOT does a great job using drones to show off some of its best work. This video captures the ongoing construction ...
Filed under: Construction News   02 March 2017   USA   Seattle  
<p>Bertha is getting ready to dig the final 1,000 feet of Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement tunnel.<br /><br />Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) said they temporarily stopped mining on Tuesday for maintenance to prepare Bertha for the final stretch.<br ...
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The Seattle Times   22 July 2016   USA   Seattle  
<p>Bertha&rsquo;s problems will cost Washington state an estimated $223 million in cost overruns, and further delay the Highway 99 opening &mdash; until early 2019.</p> <p>OLYMPIA &mdash; Tunnel-machine Bertha&rsquo;s two-year breakdown will cost Washington ...
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Q13fox   03 May 2016   USA   Seattle  
<p>SEATTLE — Bertha the tunnel-boring machine has now excavated 117 feet of the 385 feet needed before the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct can reopen to traffic.<br>Seattle Tunnel Partners has installed 17 rings since mining started up again on Friday, WSDOT announced ...
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Kiro 7   14 January 2016   USA   Seattle  
<p>Governor Jay Inslee took the extraordinary step Thursday of ordering a temporary halt to drilling the State Route 99 tunnel after a sinkhole formed behind the troubled machine Bertha.</p>
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MyNorhtwest   07 December 2015   USA   Seattle  
<p>Bertha could resume tunneling before Christmas if work stays on schedule.</p> <p>Seattle Tunnel Partners Project Director Chris Dixon told the Seattle City Council that crews are in the "final stages" of testing the boring machine that is being pieced together ...
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