BOSTON --- Contractors who worked on the Big Dig Highway project, the site of a fatal tunnel collapse, have agreed to pay more than $450 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Massachusetts. In addition, the contractors will cover the costs of leaks and design flaws, the AP reported. Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff, which oversaw the project's design and construction, has agreed to pay $407 million. The remainder will be spread among various smaller contractors. Under the agreement, Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff will not face criminal charges for the Interstate 90 tunnel ceiling collapse that killed 39-year-old Boston resident Milena Del Valle. The settlement will have no effect on the separate lawsuit filed by Del Valle's family, the AP reported.

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