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Forrestfield-Airport Link procurement begins 26 November, 2014
AUSTRALIA - An industry briefing was held on 14 November as the start of procurement activities for the Forrestfield-Airport Link. The project, to be located in Perth, Australia will create a rail link branching out to the airport and the Forrestfield suburb in the city’s southeast.
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Tully to be awarded USD 282.5M repairs contract
Friday, November 21, 2014 USA - MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced on November 17 it plans to award a four-year, USD 282.5M contract to Tully Construction Company for repairs and restoration projects related to damages at the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel in New York caused by Superstorm Sandy.
Bouygues signs contract for Baku metro
Friday, November 21, 2014 Azerbaijan - Bouygues Travaux Publics, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has signed a design and build contract worth around EUR 147M (USD 184.3M) for the separation of the red and green lines of the 28 May station, part of the metro system in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.
Breakthrough on Ottawa LRT
Thursday, November 20, 2014 CANADA - The roadheader mining in the central shaft from the east segment to the west segment punched through on November 7, according to the City of Ottawa. At the time of the breakthrough, 48 per cent of Lyon Station cavern excavation has completed.
NEORSD awards Dugway tunnel to Salini Impregilo
Thursday, November 20, 2014 USA - Italian company Salini Impregilo signed a contract to build the Dugway Storage Tunnel in Cleveland, Ohio, worth USD 153M the company announced November 10.
CH2M HILL named program management advisor for San Mateo’s Clean Water Program
Friday, November 14, 2014 USA - The City of San Mateo awarded CH2M HILL a program management advisor contract to oversee its Clean Water Program, the company announced November 11.
Five consortia express interest in Australian WestConnex Stage Two project
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 AUSTRALIA - The Australian and New South Wales Governments have announced the WestConnex Stage Two project has entered a new phase with five consortia expressing interest in delivering Sydney¹s M5 East corridor.
North West Rail Link TBM arrives
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 AUSTRALIA - The third North West Rail Link (NWRL) TBM has arrived in Sydney and has been named Isabelle by tunnellers working on the project. The first of the four machines were promised to be in the ground before the end of 2014, but now there are three on-site in the North West, ahead of schedule.
Transport chiefs planning major work over two years on Mersey tunnel
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 GREAT BRITAIN - Transport chiefs are planning GBP 9M (USD 14.3M) of works on one of the Mersey tunnels in a bid to make sure it is not plunged into darkness if there is a major crash or fire, local press reported recently. The planned project, currently awaiting approval, will see all 1,800 lights inside the Kingsway tunnel to Wallasey replaced.
Test train runs through Delft tunnel
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 NETHERLANDS - Infrastructure manager ProRail has run its first test train through a new four-track railway tunnel beneath the city of Delft in the Netherlands. The train ran through the 2.3km tunnel beneath the city at the beginning of this month, ahead of its planned opening for passenger services in spring next year.
Birmingham council considers 'super tunnel' under city centre
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 GREAT BRITAIN - A giant super-tunnel the length of Birmingham city centre is being considered to combat traffic congestion, local press announced recently. The underground motorway is one of a host of prospects put forward by Birmingham City Council.

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