I hate to say "I told you so", but I did.
Apprently there's a slight delay in the tunneling project...This just in from www.westseattleblog.com:
Highway 99 tunnel machine won’t dig again before March 2015 ...
hence the new timetable for getting the Highway 99 tunnel going again. Digging will hopefully start again in “late March 2015,” according to the latest update from WSDOT’s contractor Seattle Tunnel Partners.
Well then, can't they just issue shovels and get on with it?
No matter -- even when the tunnel is complete, we'll still be sitting pretty, waiting to cross the West Seattle bridge.