New York City (NYC) Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

ByPass Project Engineering Support

Newburgh-Wappinger, NY
ByPass Project Engineering Support

project details

The Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel is the largest repair project in the 177-year history of New York City’s water supply system. Its centerpiece is a 2.5-mile-long bypass tunnel that DEP is building 600 feet under the Hudson River from Newburgh to Wappinger. When the project is finished in 2023, the bypass tunnel will be connected to structurally sound portions of the existing Delaware Aqueduct on either side of the Hudson River to convey water around a leaking section of the tunnel. The 85-mile-long Delaware Aqueduct, the longest tunnel in the world, typically conveys about half of New York City’s drinking water each day from reservoirs in the Catskills. The project required professional services to support the Rondout-West Branch Tunnel Bypass, a section of the Delaware Aqueduct. The Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel is the first tunnel built under the Hudson River since 1957, when the south tube of the Lincoln Tunnel was finished.

Services Provided

Project Management

Consulting for Automated Total Station (AMTS) equipment capabilities

Review of AMTS layout, detail drawings

Estimating of AMTS installation and network

Constructability review