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Bertha will soon begin digging below the viaduct its path will replace

Bertha will soon begin digging below the viaduct its...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 27, 2016

The world's largest tunneling machine will soon begin its dig beneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle, its first activity ...

WSDOT bridge inspectors detail their work to a curious public

WSDOT bridge inspectors detail their work to a curious...

Posted by Kerry Clines on Apr 18, 2016

Bridge inspectors in Spokane regularly inspect bridges to make sure they are safe for vehicles. And there's nothing especially surprising ...

Bertha back to drilling after suspension is “conditionally lifted”

Bertha back to drilling after suspension is...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Feb 26, 2016

Bertha hasn't been blessed with the best of luck in Seattle, but the world's largest tunnel boring machine is back to drilling ...

Washington governor halts Bertha tunneling after sinkhole forms

Washington governor halts Bertha tunneling after...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jan 18, 2016

Bertha didn't get back to work for long. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has put the brakes on the massive tunnel boring machine ...

Bertha breaks through repair wall and begins tunneling soil once more (VIDEO)

Bertha breaks through repair wall and begins tunneling...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jan 13, 2016

It's taken two years in repairs and delays, but Bertha has broken through her concrete repair pit. The Washington State Department of Transportation ...

Bertha is nearly ready to start tunneling again (VIDEO)

Bertha is nearly ready to start tunneling again (VIDEO)

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Dec 17, 2015

The massive tunnel-boring machine that's been sidelined in Seattle for two years could be back to boring by New Year's. The ...

Washington State DOT seeks input on  $2.4 billion 2016-2019 STIP

Washington State DOT seeks input on $2.4 billion...

Posted by Chris Hill on Dec 08, 2015

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) seeks public input on the draft 2016-2019 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. The public has ...

Roadway Safety Foundation, FHWA honor 10 innovative programs with National Roadway Safety Awards

Roadway Safety Foundation, FHWA honor 10 innovative...

Posted by Chris Hill on Nov 17, 2015

The Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) and the Federal Highway Administration have recognized 10 innovative highway safety projects and program across ...

Washington State DOT releases public transportation plan for comment

Washington State DOT releases public transportation...

Posted by Chris Hill on Oct 27, 2015

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking public input on its recently released draft transportation plan. The plan puts ...

Bertha delayed again; won’t restart drilling until late December

Bertha delayed again; won’t restart drilling...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Oct 26, 2015

The Seattle Tunnel Partners have once again delayed the restart of drilling for the State Route 99 tunnel, with Bertha not expected ...

Washington, Oregon DOTs team up on electronic signs to display travel times between the two states

Washington, Oregon DOTs team up on electronic signs to...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Oct 26, 2015

New traffic signs have gone up in Oregon and Washington to alert drivers to travel times to popular locations between ...

Stronger Big Bertha cutter head lowered back into its pit for tunneling

Stronger Big Bertha cutter head lowered back into its...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Aug 27, 2015

Big Bertha's massive cutter head is back underground after months of repairs were made to get the world's largest tunnel-boring ...

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