Seattle’s Bertha Has a New Driver

KIRO News profiles Joe Hedges, WSDOT’s new tunnel project administrator, who tells the station that the State Route 99 project “is one of the major civil projects in the United States and it’s just a privilege to be associated with it.” The report adds that Bertha “has traveled 4,070 of 9,270 feet, nearing the halfway point. ‘I’m very optimistic . . . I’m confident that we can probably continue at the same rate we’re going,’ Hedges said.”