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Highway 99

November 14, 2019, 1pm PST
Promises of congestion and thousands of cars spilling on to quiet residential streets proved unfounded after the first week with tolls on the Highway 91 tunnel in Seattle.
City Observatory
October 18, 2019, 10am PDT
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order last month directing state agencies to consider climate goals in their spending and operations. Two weeks later, three highway widening projects were deleted, and locals are crying foul.
Streetsblog California
October 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
There will be no road closures, no traffic bans, no loss of parking, and no new transit lines opening. Call it the "tolling effect" on Nov. 9 when motorists have to pay to drive through the two-mile State Route 99 tunnel that opened last February.
KOMO News
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
February 17, 2017, 2pm PST
In spite of a host of problems, over 1,000 parcels have been acquired and construction is occurring in nine areas in the Central Valley, centering on Fresno. Limited service from San Francisco to Bakersfield could begin in 2025.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 23, 2016, 1pm PDT
The chickens have come home to roost in Seattle, where the state has tallied up the cost and time overruns for the Highway 99 tunnel project.
The Seattle Times
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
August 6, 2015, 9am PDT
Eventually, Bertha will push through and create an alternative route for what is now Highway 99. Eventually, also, Seattle will decide on a plan to build a park where the viaduct now runs.
KOMO News