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Saturday, July 09, 2005
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Boston's Big Dig is the largest urban construction project in modern history. It's taken nearly 30 years so far, not to mention the cost, which has turned into an even bigger dig. All for a few miles of road. And some complain about the cost of our nation's safety?
Even More Big Dig Problems
The Big Dig is 7.8 miles of road under Boston. Originally projected to cost $2.6 billion, cost overruns and years of delays caused the eventual price tag to be closer to $14.6 billion (a mere 562% over budget). In November of 2004, hundreds of leaks that were pouring millions of gallons of water into the tunnels were discovered. And now, things just got worse.