Chicago River Bore

John Burns Construction Company installed conduit underneath the Chicago River via directional bore.

• JBCC installed a 6-inch HDPE conduit underneath the Chicago River at Cermak Road via directional bore.  

• Bore was over 1,000-feet in length, and had to parallel 6-345kV Commonwealth Edison primary cables that were running in a tunnel beneath the river. 

• Despite encountering several unknown underground obstacles, including varying soils and old bascule bridge infrastructure, the shot was successful and completed on-time and within budget.

Project details
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  • Client:Sidera
  • Location:Chicago River at Cermak
  • Contract Value:$450,000
  • Completion Date:October 2011

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