Light at the End of the Brightwater Tunnel as Contractor Inks Deal to Complete Construction on "BT-3"

Efforts to complete construction on a stalled portion of the Brightwater project moved forward today with the signing of a new tunneling contractor.

“Where change is needed, we will make it. Where we had a tunneling contractor who couldn’t get the job done, we found someone who can,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “By making this change we can better meet our commitment to ratepayers to complete the Brightwater project as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.”

Managers in the Wastewater Treatment Division are set to brief the Metropolitan King County Council on the terms and conditions of the new contract at the Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting this Wednesday, April 7. After satisfying any of the Council’s concerns, the Executive will then put his signature to the agreement. Read more...