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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 ...

Seattle voters approve levy for $930 million transportation funding plan

Seattle voters approve levy for $930 million...

Posted by Chris Hill on Nov 06, 2015

Voters in Seattle voted yes to the “Transportation Levy to Move Seattle,“ which will provide $930 million over nine years ...

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 ...

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 ...

Click through to see each step of Bertha's extensive repair process.

PHOTOS > Big Bertha gets her head together: How to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 29, 2015

With the final repairs having been made earlier this summer and Big Bertha finally picked back together underground, Washington State ...

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 ...

Washington state DOT testing zig-zagged road lines to get drivers’ attention

Washington state DOT testing zig-zagged road lines to...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Aug 20, 2015

Washington is trying out a European approach to getting drivers attention at a busy crossing path. According to KIRO TV, the ...

Cigarettes are causing roadside fires in Washington almost daily

Cigarettes are causing roadside fires in Washington...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 28, 2015

Cigarette-sparked fires are becoming a daily occurrence in Washington, and the problem has worsened to the point that the state's Department of ...

Big Bertha is set to start drilling again in November after extensive repairs, testing

Big Bertha is set to start drilling again in November...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 21, 2015

The world's largest tunnel-boring machine is now scheduled to get back to work on November 23, nearly two years after it overheated ...

Crews begin installation of Big Bertha’s new seal system

Crews begin installation of Big Bertha’s new seal...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 16, 2015

While the rest of her massive frame waits below ground, Big Bertha has undergone the most pivotal portion of her ...

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 ...

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