Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel project at 79% Completion!

Great news! As of the end of June 2010, the New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel project has reached 79% completion! The project team reports we are making excellent progress.

Installation and welding of steel pipe in the tunnel took only 4 weeks, which was less than half the time anticipated, and was completed at the end of May. Placement of backfill around the tunnel pipe was completed last week. After pipe cleaning, vertical pipe will be installed and backfilled in the South Shaft and contact grouting will be performed.

Here is a great photo taken from the bottom of the South Shaft site. Workers are guiding the new pipeline into the tunnel. You can see just how large this pipeline is when you look at these 6 foot tall men standing next to it!

Remember, you can call our 24 hour, toll free number if you ever have a question or a concern at any time of the day or night. We are here to help. The number is 866-973-1476.

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