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Asphalt truck driver hospitalized after rollover in Washington

Asphalt truck driver hospitalized after rollover in...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 31, 2015

A woman driving an asphalt truck in Cel Elum, Washington, was sent to the hospital after a rollover crash earlier ...

Top FHWA official says unfinished Spokane project proves need for long-term highway bill

Top FHWA official says unfinished Spokane project...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 28, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s acting administrator toured the incomplete North Spokane Corridor last week and said the half-built project ...

Workers uncover ancient human remains, artifacts on Washington jobsite

Workers uncover ancient human remains, artifacts on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 12, 2015

While digging on a renovation job at an RV lot in Yakima, Washington, last week, a construction crew uncovered what could be ...

Barrier rolls from overpass during construction, kills young couple, infant son in Washington

Barrier rolls from overpass during construction, kills...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 15, 2015

A construction project to install a sidewalk along an overpass in Washington turned tragic Monday morning when a piece of ...

Water main damaged by Big Bertha repair excavation could cost WSDOT $4 million

Water main damaged by Big Bertha repair excavation...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 14, 2015

Four months after crews temporarily stopped excavation on a repair pit for the world's largest tunnel-boring machine due to ground sinkage, ...

PHOTOS: Big Bertha’s 2,000-ton front end lifted to the surface. How the world’s largest tunneler was raised

PHOTOS: Big Bertha’s 2,000-ton front end lifted...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2015

After a year of slumber and almost a month after chewing her way into a 12-story repair pit, Big Bertha, the ...

Crane sends pipe careening into Seattle bus on Highway 520 bridge followed by a crashing traffic sign

Crane sends pipe careening into Seattle bus on Highway...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 19, 2015

Eight passengers on a bus traveling across the Highway 520 in Seattle were hospitalized Tuesday night after a construction accident ...

Crews reach the end of digging a 120-foot repair pit Bertha will chew her way into.

PHOTOS: Fixing Bertha: How workers dug a 12-story pit...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 11, 2015

The Big Bertha saga recently received a major update: crews with lead contractor Seattle Tunnel Partners have finished digging the ...

New AGC of Washington president places emphasis on attracting younger members

New AGC of Washington president places emphasis on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 02, 2015

As the newly elected president of Associated General Contractors of Washington, Gary Smith, a 40-year construction industry veteran and president ...

Excavation stopped on Big Bertha repair pit due to major ground sinkage in area

Excavation stopped on Big Bertha repair pit due to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 15, 2014

The latest in a long string of delays to affect tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha has far greater implications than any of the ...

Seattle may require construction companies to hire local workers

Seattle may require construction companies to hire...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 13, 2014

The Seattle City Council is mulling over creating an ordinance that would require construction companies contracted by the city to ...

Drilling delays a problem for tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha even as she slumbers below ground

Drilling delays a problem for tunnel-boring machine Big...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 31, 2014

Crews in Seattle are now expected to finish digging a 12-story pit to reach stalled tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha one ...

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