United States

MED 609

This project is being performed by Waterworks, a Joint Venture of Judlau and OHL USA. Construction on the MED 609 project, which is the largest contract in the history of New York City’s Department of Design and Construction (DDC), started in April 2012 and is ongoing. The overall goal of the project is to provide connections from four different shafts of City Water Tunnel #3 to the City’s distribution network, which is one the most complex water systems in the world.

All excavations and installations have been planned around various private utilities located underground which has required the modification and or installation of telephone, communication, electric, gas, and steam facilities. The project schedule required careful coordination with local residents and businesses as well as various public/private events, street fairs and other various entities. 

The work is being performed in four high profile locations throughout Manhattan including busy Times Square, the crossroads of the world.  Work at two of those locations is Substantially Complete with the last two locations nearing completion in late 2017. 

Work completed to date includes:

  • 17,000 LF (Linear Feet) of Trunk water main, typically 36” and 48” in diameter which included 610 LF of microtunneling
  • 31,000 LF of Distribution water main, typically 12” and 20” in diameter
  • 5,000 LF of various sized Sewer replacements
  • 21,000 cy (Cubic Yards) of concrete
  • 88,000 sy (Square Yards) of asphalt paving

The project has also received a change order that will add approximately three years to the overall scope with another 10,000 LF of pipe to be installed along 9th Ave.  Coordination is ongoing with work on the additional phase starting in the summer of 2018.