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Statement by WSDOT on SR 99 tunneling machine

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Date:  Friday, April 05, 2013

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The ship carrying the State Route 99 tunnel boring machine, the Jumbo Fairpartner, was scheduled to berth at Terminal 46 this morning to begin unloading. Arrangements are still being made to unload the ship.

The machine will not be unloaded today and will remain on board the ship, anchored in Elliott Bay, until arrangements are in place.

Seattle Tunnel Partners is under contract with WSDOT to complete the SR 99 tunnel by December 2015. This includes building, transporting, operating and maintaining the tunnel boring machine.

Additional information and comments, including the schedule for unloading the ship, will be provided once arrangements are made.

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