The Seattle Times » According to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) the tunnel boring machine, Bertha, is finally on the move again after stalling two years ago. The contractors, Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP), plan to resume digging under the Alaskan Way Viaduct in March 2016 after a testing period in January. Repair costs are expected to exceed $143 million, in addition to the existing $1.35 billion contract with STP for the State Route 99 project.