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Mai Po to Ngau Tam Mei Tunnels complete

The 2.35km northbound tunnel between Mai Po and Ngau Tam Mei in the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link project (XRL) has been completed with the successful breakthrough of the TBM in November 2014. Read more

Boston Big Dig last payment: Officials OK $89 million settlement

Nearly 20 years after the state of Massachusetts awarded a $378 million Big Dig highway project contract, administration officials this week approved an $88.7 million settlement with a joint venture, saying it represented the project’s last disputed payment. Read more

Plans for second Sydney Harbour tunnel

Sydney may get a new harbour tunnel under development plans by the State Infrastructure Strategy. The tunnel, running from Balmain to Lane Cove, is expected to support the 33km WestConnex motorway, making it easier for motorists to drive between Sydney’s western suburbs and denser inner areas. Read more

Tully awarded $282.5 million Sandy contract by MTA Bridges & Tunnels

New York’s MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced Monday, November 17, that it plans to award a four-year, $282.5 million contract to Tully Construction Company for repairs and restoration projects related to damages at the Hugh L Carey Tunnel (formerly the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) caused by Superstorm Sandy. Read more

Park board to hire Brierley Associates to re-examine tunnel for Southwest LRT

In the US, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is about to raise the stakes in its ongoing dispute with the Metropolitan Council over Southwest Light Rail Transit. On Wednesday, the board is expected to approve the hiring of engineering firm Brierley Associates to look into the cost and feasibility of building a shallow tunnel under the small channel that connects Cedar Lake with Lake of the Isles. Read more

Proposed Stonehenge tunnel gains renewed endorsements

In the run up to the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement, which is due on December 03, proposals for the construction of a tunnel under the Stonehenge World Heritage Site, in Wiltshire, England, have gained renewed endorsements.

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Sound Transit’s Dick Sage named CMA Person of the Year

The Construction Management Association of America has awarded Sound Transit Construction Management Director, Dick Sage, with its Person of the Year award. The award is presented annually to industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the profession. The organization recently presented Sage with the award at its annual dinner. Read more

Fight over DC rail tunnel headed to court

A Washington DC group planed to file a lawsuit Wednesday, November 12, challenging the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) decision to approve plans to reconstruct the 110-year-old Virginia Avenue rail tunnel, in Southeast Washington DC. The ‘Committee of 100′ is trying to block CSX Transportation’s plan to rebuild the tunnel, which is a critical piece of the region’s rail infrastructure. Read more

Hole through marks major milestone for Ottawa LRT

One year into the construction of Ottawa’s downtown LRT tunnel, two of the project’s Sandvik roadheaders have met at the future Lyon station, marking a major milestone for the project. Read more

XRL breakthrough achieved

The successful breakthrough of the Mei Lai Road to Hoi Ting Road Tunnels of the Express Rail Link (XRL) project in Sham Shui Po and Yau Tsim Mong districts has marked the completion of the excavation of this 4.5-km long tunnel section by TBM. Read more

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