New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International Largest European TBM stands ready <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5007638/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>GERMANY/ITALY - Herrenknecht has completed the EPBM for the Santa Lucia road tunnel in Italy. The 15.87m titan is 200mm more in diameter than the previous record holder, the 15.62m-diameter Sparvo machine. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:33:29 GMT Tunnel between Quebec City to Levis is feasible Canada - The results of a feasibility study presented on September 13 find a tunnel between Quebec City and Levis of 7.8km in length could be built for approximately CAD 4bn (USD 3.03bn). Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:09:21 GMT State money secured for Interlake tunnel project US - California’s governor signed legislation on September 13 that allocates USD 10M of state money for the Interlake Tunnel project that would connect Lakes Nacimiento and San Antonio. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:07:15 GMT Ottawa initiates traffic tunnel environmental assessment Canada - The Ottawa City Council voted 21-2 on September 13 to move forward with the environmental assessment for a new tunnel in its downtown connecting the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge and Highway 417 for mixed traffic. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:05:05 GMT Second section installed in the TK tunnel <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5007115/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Poland - Crews successfully installed the second section for the TK tunnel in Warsaw on September 12, Mammoet announced, using a rapid bridge replacement technique. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:02:16 GMT Washington state supreme court won't hear Brightwater lawsuit The Washington State Supreme Court has declined to review a lower court ruling that affirmed King County is entitled to more than USD 129M in damages from a tunnelling contractor that defaulted on key contractual obligations as part of the Brightwater tunnel construction, the county announced September 12. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 06:03:59 GMT Brian Gash joins Mott MacDonald <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5003294/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain - Mott MacDonald has appointed Brian Gash as its highways programme director for the UK. He will be responsible for coordinating engagement with client Highways England. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:42:45 GMT Israel to build anti-tunnel wall Israel - The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) have begun work to building a wall to block tunnels being constructed by Hamas into Israel. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:35:58 GMT BTS invites members to soirée Great Britain - The British Tunnelling Society will throw a soirée for members at the end of September. The Tunnellers’ Soirée, to be held on 30 September from 6.30pm to midnight at the picturesque Theobald’s Park in north London will include a drinks reception, three course buffet dinner and entertainment by the Odyssey Blues and Soul Band. The dress code is smart casual. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:00:59 GMT Atlanta to add 600ft to its airport tunnel US - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) officials announced September 7 they will host an informational meeting later this month to discuss a tunnel extension project at the airport. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:47:50 GMT