Another, Final(?) Delay for Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement

The Washington Department of Transportation announced that Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct will close permanently in January 2019, with service switching over the tunnel Bertha built. The previous plan expected the switch to occur in the Fall.
September 19, 2018, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Associated Press breaks the news of a final delay for the Alaskan Way Viaduct, when state transportation officials announced a January 11, 2019 target date for the permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

When the plan to build a tunnel to replace the viaduct was announced in 2009, the target date for the closure was in December 2015.  The main reason for the long delay, of course, was the challenges that faced the tunnel boring machine named Bertha.

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Published on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in Associated Press via Tri City Herald
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