Here’s everything you need to know about the ”Staten Island Siphon Project,” a major new infrastructure project to spur economic development in New York Harbor.
Mayor Bloomberg and Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye this morning formally launched the $250 million construction project, which will dig a new water transmission main or “siphon” between Staten Island and Brooklyn—allowing for the removal of two existing tunnels at a shallower depth. This will then enable the dredging of the Anchorage Channel, a process critical for accommodating increased cargo volumes and larger vessels over the next decade. Over the next 10 months, a 110-ton tunnel boring machine measuring 300 feet long will begin drilling a distance of nearly two miles, 100 feet underground. NYCEDC is implementing and managing the project. Find out more info.