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Black River Starter Tunnel Complete

August 1, 2013

We are happy to announce that crews have finished work on the starter tunnel for the Black River project in Lorain, Ohio.  The 23-ft tunnel boring machine will be lowered into the shaft and pushed into the starter tunnel were the assembly can be completed.  Once the machine and its associated components are constructed, the starter tunnel will serve as the launch site for the TBM.  From this site, the cutting head will begin grinding through the rocks as the machine pushes northbound.  Completion of this segment of the project is an important milestone, and we are excited to move into the next phases of the project.  More updates to come!