Back to work for Bertha

Posted on Sep 18 2013 1:37 PM

Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, will start digging again soon after spending the past month awaiting the outcome of a labor issue. Labor negotiations will continue, but the International Longshore and Warehouse Union on Sept. 17 agreed to remove its picket line at the SR 99 Tunnel Project work site, clearing the way for tunneling to resume.

Our contractor, Seattle Tunnel Partners, plans to have Bertha digging later this week – she’ll let you know herself when it happens.