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WSDOT's First Thursday Speaker Series on the Tunnel

Last minute, I know, but if you want to hear more about just what the heck is going on with the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement (turbo version: The tunnel-boring machine, "Bertha," has been stationary since early December and tunnel planners now say they're going to have to replace the entire bearing behind the tunnel-digging cutterhead, which is currently 120 feet underground and will have to be excavated through a giant pit), you'll definitely want to attend tonight's First Thursday Speaker event at the Milepost 31 museum in Pioneer Square. 

Matt Preedy, deputy administrator for the Washington State Department of Transportation's viaduct replacement program, will be on hand to, in WSDOT's words, "explain what's being done to address these challenges and get Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, moving again." 

WSDOT First Thursday Speaker Series—Bertha and Progress on the SR 99 Tunnel Project, Thurs, April 3, 6pm, Milepost 31 Museum, 211 First Ave. S., free.

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