Saturday, October 3, 2020

Louisville Waterway Protection Tunnel Borer Journey Completed


Back on September 9, 2019 I wrote about Louisville Metro Sewer District (MSD) Waterway Protection Tunnel project and its exhibit that I helped contribute to at the Kentucky Science Center. Well, the boring machine (aka Bumblebee) has completed it journey of about 4 miles under the city. It breached the wall of its extraction hole on September 30, 2020 near Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive. The journey took about 20 months and removed more than 625,000 tons of material. 

Congratulations to MSD, Black & Veatch Construction, and J.F. Shea Contruction, Inc. for getting to this important milestone in the tunnel project. The full project should be completed sometime in 2021.

See the WHAS 11 news story at this YouTube page or see it on the viewer window below.

MSD released a video of the event on YouTube as well at this page or look at viewer below.