I would really like to discuss the state Route 167 extension into Tacoma from Puyallup, but I believe it is more important to talk about Bertha.
Everyone knows who Bertha is, right? That's the broken-down tunneling machine down in that big money pit in Seattle. This has gone beyond ridiculous. Even if they can repair it and put it back together, what's to say it won't break down again?
It is time to bite the bullet and bury Bertha where it is. If the viaduct can't be repaired, then run traffic on new surface streets. I am sure that some property owners in that area already have plans drawn up to use the property for something else, but let's not put the cart before the horse.
Let's stop spending money on someone's dream and start facing reality.