WASHINGTON

The Battery Street Tunnel that drivers once used to travel between Aurora Avenue North and the Alaskan Way Viaduct was filled in late September. Construction crews began decommissioning the tunnel after the State Route 99 tunnel under Seattle opened in February 2019.

PIRTEK Kent and PIRTEK Seattle, owned by Gregory Shideler, are unique in comparison to most of the other service and supply centers within the corporation. Due to their proximity to the Port of Seattle, the teams at these Washington locations have become specialized in hydraulic operations aboard large seafaring vessels.

The rural community of Duvall, Wash., has become the first town on the west coast to utilize an AIT Bridges composite bridge system. The bridge, made up of 12 fiberglass composite arches, was trucked from AIT's Brewer, Maine, facility to Duvall, about 50 minutes northeast of Seattle.

IROCK Crushers has announced that Maxim Equipment will be its exclusive dealer to market, sell and service the IROCK product line in California, Oregon and Washington. Maxim Equipment is an authorized dealer of many of the leading manufacturers in the construction and aggregates industry.

SEATTLE (AP) A Washington state county announced its goal to remove the Electron Dam on the Puyallup River located roughly 42 mi. (68 km) southeast of Seattle following the pollution of the river by the dam's owners. Electron Hydro, the dam's owners, polluted over 40 mi.

It's rare that construction equipment has sea legs. Smith Island is a young company built to offer a solution to a specific problem. And it turned out that the solution meant making its machines comfortable working in a seaside location. The Pacific Northwest is well known for both logging and barge transport.

Approximately half of the U.S. Route 395 North Spokane Corridor has been completed and is now operational. The Washington State Department of Transportation is managing the project – a 10.5-mi. north-south section of freeway along the eastern border of Spokane, Wash., designed to improve freight and commuter mobility through the metropolitan area.

SEATTLE (AP) Mayor Jenny Durkan on Aug. 14 approved the "emergency dismantling" of Seattle's 50-year-old downtown Pier 58. The pier between the Seattle Aquarium and the Great Wheel holds up Waterfront Park – a boardwalk space with benches, scenic views and telescopes.

For the past several weeks, the Washington Department of Transportation and local construction crews have been making emergency patch repairs to concrete panels under the Stampede Pass interchange. All lanes of the eastbound highway have reopened near Stampede Pass, about a day earlier than scheduled.

Understanding state and federal investments will be an essential resource, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed a proclamation of civil emergency regarding the closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge and follow-on impacts, and signed an additional emergency order requesting state and federal assistance.

Ground was broken on Nov. 7, 2019 for the construction of the Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) $13.5 million Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge over I-84, a project being built by HP Civil Inc. Crews began their operations on Dec.