Traylor-Sundt JV wins Dallas water tunnel contract

20 January 2022

Traylor-Sundt Joint Venture has been awarded a contract by Tarrant Regional Water District to construct the IPL Section 19 Long Tunnel Crossings project in the Dallas area, Texas.

Section 19 includes the construction of two EPB TBM-excavated tunnels totalling 3.33km in length; two microtunnelling runs totalling 526m; 58m of hand-mined tunnel; and the installation of 2.1m-diameter carrier pipe throughout. Notice to proceed is anticipated in February 2020, with expected completion in early 2026.

Overall, the IPL Project comprises a water conveyance system in the Dallas area involving 240km of pipeline, three new lake pump stations, and three new booster pump stations delivering a required capacity of nearly 1.6bn lit/day (350m gall/day) of raw water to North Central Texas.

Tarrant Regional Water District and City of Dallas Water Utilities currently serve over 4.1 million residents. The IPL will allow these agencies to continue supporting regional community and economic growth.?