Love it or hate it, the SR-99 tunnel project is rapidly coming to completion after some traumatic fits and starts. Bertha, the sole tunnel boring machine for the project, is two blocks from its exit point in Lower Queen Anne. In a unique inside look, the Washington State Department of Transportation gives a 360 degree view of the machine at work and the tunnel behind it under construction.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.