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Stantec lands key infrastructure project in Boston, Massachusetts

Stantec has been chosen to design the rehabilitation of a major sewer tunnel running beneath a densely populated se...


Preparation for the rehabilitation of Boston's West Roxbury Tunnel
Preparation for the rehabilitation of Boston's West Roxbury Tunnel

Stantec has been chosen to design the rehabilitation of a major sewer tunnel running beneath a densely populated section of Boston, Massachusetts. The firm will be redesigning the West Roxbury Tunnel, a rock tunnel approximately 3.8 kilometres long, more than 2 metres in diameter. largest and most complex linear infrastructure rehabilitation project ever awarded to the firm. The tunnel runs up to 67 metres deep and services 125,000 homes and businesses, so will require careful logistical planning.

 “This project demonstrates the depth and breadth of our environment practice,” said Bob Gomes, Stantec’s president and chief executive officer.  “With the vast resources available to our employees across North America we have the capability to complete larger and more complex projects such as the West Roxbury Tunnel.” 

Bill Powers will be project manager for Stantec.  The Massachusetts offices of Hatch Mott MacDonald and Brown and Caldwell are key subconsultants on the engineering team.

Stantec will be examining the conditions of the tunnel and explore the viability of several rehabilitation or realignment options. Stantec will also manage the traffic control, permitting, surveying, hazardous materials handling, and other services related to the design and construction of the new or rehabilitated tunnel.

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) has given the tunnel project a high priority based on its critical service.

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