Alaskan Way Viaduct

January 27, 2019, 9am PST
Now that Seattle has proven they don't need the new Highway 99 tunnel that will replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct, will enough people use it in the future to cover the costs of construction, operation, and maintenance?
The Urbanist
January 23, 2019, 8am PST
Seattle recently closed the Alaskan Way Viaduct, but the predicted traffic chaos hasn’t ensued.
City Commentary
January 7, 2019, 12pm PST
A proposed waterfront plan has secured the necessary funding to move forward in Seattle, pending City Council approval.
Crosscut
January 4, 2019, 12pm PST
A community initiative says demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and closure of the Battery Street Tunnel offer a chance to turn a series of green infrastructure ideas into reality.
The Urbanist
December 24, 2018, 1pm PST
Sections of the Alaskan Way Viaduct will begin closing on January 4, 2019. The city's new tunnel to replace the route doesn't open until February.
The Urbanist
December 21, 2018, 2pm PST
Dubbed the "Seattle Squeeze," heavier traffic is expected in the new year as the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes and downtown construction projects continue. While the city prepares, activists want to use the opportunity to encourage other modes.
Crosscut
December 7, 2018, 5am PST
Finding beauty, and questions, in the concrete.
The Seattle Times
October 10, 2018, 2pm PDT
The notion of fully capping I-5 as it runs through central Seattle has been gaining steam. The city could stand to gain hundreds of acres of urban land.
Crosscut
September 19, 2018, 10am PDT
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.
Associated Press via Tri City Herald
May 31, 2018, 12pm PDT
The Washington State Transportation Commission has begun the planning process to determine the toll schedule for the tunnel that replaces part of the Alaskan Way Viaduct that opens this fall. They must raise six percent of the $3.3 billion cost.
GeekWire
April 5, 2017, 9am PDT
The Bertha tunnel boring machine was once stuck under the city of Seattle for more than a year. Now it has reached its goal, four years after it began its journey.
Publicola
January 16, 2016, 11am PST
The adventure of Bertha the tunnel-boring machine, already two years behind schedule, has a new twist.
The Seattle Times
December 27, 2015, 11am PST
Baby steps are an improvement for the tunnel-boring machine known as Bertha. The drill moved a total of 1.5 feet this week, but the symbolic distance probably felt like a mile.
The Seattle Times
October 28, 2015, 9am PDT
At the heart of the financial and deadline challenges facing the $68 billion high-speed rail project are 36 miles of tunneling north of Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles Times analysis that includes interviews with experts on mega-projects.
Los Angeles Times
April 1, 2015, 5am PDT
With the Bertha tunneling-boring machine stuck in the mud under Seattle for more than a year, officials turned to a politician known for his ability to stop transportation in its tracks.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
February 20, 2015, 2pm PST
Finally, a breakthrough we've all been waiting for: Bertha is on the move again in Seattle and will soon be ready for repairs. The tunnel Bertha was built to drill will have to wait, however.
The Seattle Times
December 23, 2014, 12pm PST
"Seattle is in the midst of a full-spectrum transportation fustercluck," writes David Roberts for Grist.
Grist
August 26, 2014, 10am PDT
After initial designs were critiqued as inauthentic to the Seattle experience, the park's designers are reaching out to the region's Native American population for advice on how to improve the plans for a new waterfront park.
The Seattle Times
June 16, 2014, 1pm PDT
Big Alma is one of two boring machines used to tunnel under the streets of San Francisco to construct the new Central Subway to Chinatown. Big Bertha, Seattle's infamous tunnel borer, has been stalled since December. Big Alma emerged on June 11.
The San Francisco Examiner
March 10, 2014, 10am PDT
A recent article by Bill Lucia explains the reasons to be cautiously optimistic about a proposed park that will replace a demolished Alaskan Viaduct on Seattle’s waterfront.
Crosscut.com