I know there are a lot of concerns about Bertha, and these stories never seem to end. We, like many other regions globally, have had delays, cost overruns, etc. I think this is more aligned with the bidding process than it is the poor planning. (of which we have a lot)
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) says it expects to lose $78 million because of the two-year stall of tunnel-boring machine Bertha, according to a letter from the state project team to insurers.
Source: Idled Bertha may add $78M to its cost for tunnel, state says | The Seattle Times