Saturday, April 16, 2016

DC Water 1st Street Tunnel community update for 04-15-2016; Abigail TBM work now completed

Sent: Friday, April 15, 2016 5:38 PM
Subject: First Street Tunnel Community Update, April 15, 2016

Greetings First Street Tunnel Stakeholders,

Update on Abigail  Great News!

Abigail, the micro-tunnel boring machine (MTBM) operating 24/7 under the 100 block of Adams Street NW, has successfully completed her run.  The last pipe segment was safely placed into position on Friday, April 15.  SKJD will begin the process of demobilization of the MTBM equipment, including the temporary slurry plant and other surface equipment, within the construction staging area during regular working hours.

The First Street Tunnel team greatly appreciates the understanding and cooperation of the community during this emergency mining effort.  SKJD plans to resume its regular working hours, Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm until the project is complete.  We are moving with all deliberate speed to a late June/early July finish.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about construction, please call the 24/7 Hotline at 1-844-FST-INFO (1-844-378-4636).  Please continue to check our web site for updated project information (

Thank you, Bloomingdale!

Sincere Regards, Tom

Tom Lindberg, DCCR First Street Tunnel - Public Outreach DC Clean Rivers Project
DC Water 
5000 Overlook Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20032 t (202) 787-4738 
f (202) 787-4478 | Email:
FST web page:

See this related tweet from yesterday:

Lucy Diggs Slowe@LucyTBM                         
Abigail turned out to be pretty ornery, as kids can be, but she finally competed mining at 2 AM.
11:36 AM - 15 Apr 2016

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