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Seattle says goodbye to Bertha

Disassembly of the US’s largest tunneling machine is now complete. On August 23, crews lifted the final pieces of the 8,000-ton giant out of the SR 99 tunnel’s disassembly pit near Seattle Center. Read more

STV, Mott MacDonald JV lands Sound Transit systems contracts

Sound Transit has selected STV and Mott MacDonald as systems construction management services consultants for two light rail projects: the East Link extension and the Northgate Link extension. The two companies will work as part of the Northwest Transit Systems Partners (NTSP) Joint Venture, approved by Sound Transit’s board in May 2017. Read more

Owners turn out in force on Election Day for Cutting Edge 2016

This year’s Cutting Edge Conference is fast approaching and with $200 billion in public transportation ballot initiatives at stake during the November 8th election, it’s the perfect venue to meet the next generation of West Coast project owners. Read more

$24bn Hudson River tunnels fast-tracked; construction could start in 2019

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and other officials on Friday, October 14, said the federal government would expedite the environmental review for a new twin-tube train tunnel between New York and New Jersey underneath the Hudson River. Read more

Amtrak hires CH2M and Hill International to help manage Gateway Project

Amtrak has chosen the team of Hill International and CH2M to provide management support services for Amtrak’s Gateway program in the Northeast Corridor, the railroad announced today. Read more

Chicago’s Thornton Composite Reservoir named APWA Project of the Year

The Thornton Composite Reservoir, part of a massive Chicago-area combined sewer tunnel collection system that helps protect against flooding and pollution resulting from storm-related sewer overflows, has been named an American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Project of the Year.  Read more

Revised Proposals Received for Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel

On July 15, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission announced that revised technical and price proposals had been received from all three teams in the competitive procurement to construct a new parallel tunnel at the Thimble Shoal Channel. Read more

Shea/Kiewit scoops 18-miles of DigIndy tunneling work

Indianapolis water owner Citizens Energy Group has announced that it will award an estimated $500 million contract to SK JV, a joint venture between J.F. Shea and Kiewit, to complete the remaining 18 miles of deep tunnel and drop shaft work for the DigIndy Tunnel System over the next nine years. Read more

Strabag awarded road and tunnel construction contract in Norway

Strabag has been selected as main contractor to build a section of European Route E16, an important link between the Norwegian capital of Oslo and the country’s second largest city of Bergen. This is the first construction contract  carried out by Strabag in Norway as sole contractor. Read more

Mott MacDonald positioning for unprecedented growth in North America

Global engineering and management firm Mott MacDonald is accelerating its growth plans in North America with the addition of over 2,000 professionals and 62 offices from the former Hatch Mott MacDonald joint venture. The move strengthens its existing specialized service businesses, which range from infrastructure finance to alternative energy to climate resilience. Read more

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