WSDOT does not believe the state or taxpayers will be responsible for costs associated with the current delay. Earlier this year, Seattle Tunnel Partners requested $125 million in additional compensation. WSDOT denied that request after determining it had no contractual merit. The process for resolving disputes within the tunnel contract is prescriptive. It requires multiple steps by both parties. Should Seattle Tunnel Partners continue to pursue entitlement related to the stoppage, it will take time to resolve.