Ruston Tunnel reopening delayed

If you're getting used to the detour around the Ruston Tunnel, you'll now have a couple of more weeks to use it.

A news release from the folks at Point Ruston says the new reopening date for the tunnel is Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. It had been scheduled for reopening this Friday.

Point Ruston, the billion-dollar housing and retail development on the site of the old Asarco copper smelter near Point Defiance Park, is building a new boulevard through the old smelter site to replace the historic but deteriorating Ruston Tunnel.