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Construction for the Central Artery/Third Harbour Tunnel Project began in 1991. The project was first suggested by the Boston Transportation Planning Review to relieve some of the traffic that was forever flowing through the Central Artery (I-93) in Boston, Massachusetts. The original project was proposed to be a 3.5 mile underground tunnel travelling through the city at a projected cost of $2.8 billion.

Although it was first spoken of in the 70s, it wasn’t until the 1980s that official planning began. A bill was passed in 1987 by the U.S. Congress, which would later take place over a veto made by President Reagan. This bill would help provide funding for the project, which had also been come to known as “The Big Dig.”

Over the course of construction there were many challenges. To begin with the tunnel was dug in a position of pipes, utility lines, subway lines, and landfills. To add to that, leaks and the use of the wrong kind of materials, as well as a criminal arrest and a fatal accident have all played a part in the construction of the project coming to a halt at different times.

The cost when the tunnel was finished was over $14 billion, which truly sets the record for the most expensive public works project. The tunnel was finished construction at the end of 2007 but as of January 2008, there were still leaks and other problems that have yet to go under investigation.


The Central Artery/Third Harbour Tunnel


The world's most expensive Public Works Project ever

The most expensive Public Works Project ever

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