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February 19, 2014

Work shifts around at tunnel site

The tunnel boring machine named Bertha remains stuck under the Seattle waterfront, but other work for the underground highway is being shifted to keep crews busy and minimize delays.

Matt Preedy, Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program deputy administrator, yesterday said Seattle Tunnel Partners wants to reschedule some of the work in the launch pit that originally was to be done later, when Bertha arrived at Safe Haven No. 3. Bertha has been stuck about 500 feet short of that milepost for about two and a half months.

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