New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International Alaskan Way Viaduct closes for two weeks of tunnelling USA - The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) closed the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct on April 29 for two weeks, the period of time when the TBM mining the replacement road tunnel passes under the structure. Tue, 03 May 2016 04:50:02 GMT Bids opened for Thimble Shoal tunnel project USA - The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel district (CBBT) received its Final Technical Proposals and Price Proposals for the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project on April 29. Tue, 03 May 2016 04:48:19 GMT Canada’s first tunnel to be restored and opened <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4881018/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Canada – The Brockville, Ontario, City council voted April 12 to pursue restoration for the Brockville Rail Tunnel, the country's first tunnel. Tue, 03 May 2016 04:44:36 GMT Albany tunnel awarded to Kenny USA – The Chicago Department of Transportation awarded a USD 63M contract to Kenny Construction Company for the Albany Park Storm Water Diversion Tunnel in Chicago, parent company Granite Construction announced on April 26. Tue, 03 May 2016 04:34:11 GMT Women In Tunneling seeks RSVPs for WTC event Global--During RETC 2015 in New Orleans 16 women met for breakfast and created a contact list. From there, plans for a meeting in 2016 quickly grew with the use of the Women In Tunnelling Linked In group. "It's becoming bigger than what we expected," said organizer Elisa Comis, project engineer with The Robbins Company. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:56:00 GMT Calgary calls for full tunnel option for LRT river crossing Canada--The Green Line LRT project team completed the first stage of evaluation for the project’s Centre City alignment, and announced its recommendation for a full tunnel on April 18. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:53:12 GMT ABC Industries marks 90th anniversary <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4870339/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>ABC Industries, Inc., manufacturer of industrial ventilation and fabric products, is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2016, it announced April 18. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:51:09 GMT Britain launches segmental lining code of practice <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4870127/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>GREAT BRITAIN – A specification for the design of concrete segmental linings was launched in mid-April. The document, “Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 8810:2016 – Tunnel Design: Design of concrete segmental linings: Code of practice” was produced by the British Standards Institute (BSI) and lead technical author Arup. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:12:28 GMT Follo Line TBMs start to ship <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4869776/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>GERMANY/NORWAY – Factory acceptance of the second Follo Line TBM took place in early April. The first machine was already being disassembled for transportation from to Norway, while the two final machines were still being manufactured. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:49:41 GMT Vishnugad-Pipalkoti TBM acceptance <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/4869024/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>INDIA -Factory acceptance for the TBM bound for the 444MW Vishnugad-Pipalkoti hydropower project took place last week. The 9.86m-diameter Terratec hard rock double shield TBM will excavate the 13km of tunnels for the project, which is located in the estate of Uttarakhand, around 500km northeast of Delhi. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:10:48 GMT