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$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

Final Technical and Price Proposals Received for Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel

On April 29, Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District received three design-build Final Technical Proposals and Price Proposals for the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project. Each came in at more than $1 billion, with the lowest proposal $292 million higher than the $724.4 million project estimate. Read more

Salini Impregilo JV signs 1.176bn contract for Perth’s Forrestfield-Airport Link

On, April 28, Salini Impregilo announced it has signed a € 791.7 million (AU$ 1.176 billion) contract to design, build and maintain the Forrestfield-Airport Link underground passenger rail line, in Perth, Australia. Read more

A$6 billion Melbourne Metro regional rail tunnel is put out to bid

Acting Premier James Merlino joined Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, on April 28th, to announce Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now being sought to deliver Melbourne’s new Metro Tunnel. Read more

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