Big Dig

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Big Dig

A nickname for the construction project that rerouted part of Interstate 93 under Boston, Massachusetts. A: "Geez, I thought the Big Dig would never end!" B: "Well, it did take 16 years to complete."
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Big Dig

n. the extensive, underground interstate highway (and commuter route) tunneled under Boston, MA. The Big Dig has about 300 water leaks raining down inside.
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He said: "We would be keen to explore any opportunities to build on that by opening up more permanent access to the abbey drain at some point in the future - and thanks to the findings of the Big Dig mean we now know more than ever about this incredible feature beneath the town centre.
"We set about planning The Big Dig and sent letters out to parents to help us to dig the area.
The Big Dig remains a gift that keeps on taking from Bay State taxpayers and Boston area motorists using Massachusetts Turnpike Authority routes.
The Big Dig project is being overseen by Middlesbrough Environment City with a focus on linking budding gardeners with garden groups and communities.
"The Big Dig will help to raise the profile of Newcastle's existing foodgrowing projects, promoting the health, social and environmental benefits of growing food.
The Big Dig will culminate in a day of community events on March 16.
The event, called The Big Dig's Open Edible Gardens 2012, is being staged in Coventry, Middlesbrough, Manchester, Sheffield, Brighton and London.
We in Massachusetts are sadly familiar with the incredible cost overruns and malfeasance that characterized the Big Dig.
The Big Dig team, who will be at the villa's south range until August 22, hope to discover how the baths were plumbed in and heated, and learn more about the history of the suite.
"We put up with a lot of unnecessary disruption from the Big Dig and now people have had traffic chaos once more.
The availability of wireless phone coverage to the public inside the Thomas P 'Tip' O'Neill Jr Tunnel, part of the Big Dig series of tunnels in Boston, Massachusetts, has been announced by AT&T (NYSE:T), Sprint (NYSE:S), T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ).
The Big Dig is getting all this attention because of the threat to public safety and the billions spent.