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January 26, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Bertha: WSDOT bore responsibility for removing obstructions

As a retired public works official with the City of Bellevue, I have followed with great interest the conundrum surrounding Bertha, the stuck tunnel boring machine [“Rock was just the right size to get stuck in Bertha,” The Today File, Jan. 22]. In my experience, one of the chief responsibilities of a lead agency,…


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August 9, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Highway 99 tunnel funding approved

Expensive hubris In the recent article on the Highway 99 tunnel, Mike Lindblom explains how the Port of Seattle is making good on its promise to spend $300 million on its vision of the solution of the port’s mobility problem. [“Port approves bond sale for Highway 99 tunnel,” NW Wednesday, Aug. 7.] The obligation totals only…


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