Bertha’s problems will cost Washington state an estimated $223 million in cost overruns, and further delay the Highway 99 opening — until early 2019.
OLYMPIA — Tunnel-machine Bertha’s two-year breakdown will cost Washington state an estimated $223 million in cost overruns, and delay the Highway 99 tunnel grand opening even more — now until early 2019, lawmakers were told Thursday.
Maybe not that big of a deal...hahaha.
Costs to the public would go even higher if contractors at Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) wins lawsuits against the state. STP’s claims exceed $200 million and are not included in the new Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) figure.
You fucked up! You trusted us!
I pick on Bertha because it sounded like a dumb project to begin with...