All Bright Wins Contract

PRESS RELEASE

All Bright Electric is pleased to announce it has been awarded the electrical portion of work for Phase I of the Roundout – West Branch Bypass Tunnel Repair

The Delaware Aqueduct is critical to the nine million people that rely on the New York City water supply, including New York City and Upstate residents. Shutting down the Delaware Aqueduct during the bypass tunnel connection and repair of the leak in Wawarsing would require DEP to supplement its water sources, manage demand and make provisions for change in the distribution system during the shutdown period.

Once ready with all of the necessary provisions for reliable drinking water during the shutdown period, DEP would undertake the bypass tunnel connection to the existing tunnel. During the connection period, inspections and repairs from within the RWBT would be made to the remainder of the existing tunnel in areas outside the bypassed section, particularly in those sections located in the Town of Wawarsing, which are known to be leaking.

Construction of the bypass tunnel and shaft sites would begin with construction of the bypass shafts, which would start in 2013 and be complete in 2015. Construction of the bypass tunnel would begin in 2015 and be complete in 2020. It is anticipated that up to 15 months would be needed to complete the bypass connection and to undertake the inspection and repair of the RWBT, expected to be sometime in 2021.

All Bright Electric, established in 1969, is one of the region’s largest electrical contracting firms with its headquarters in West Nyack, New York, and employing 100 people locally.

For more information, please contact Howard Hellman at 845-358-1200 ext. 319 or hhellman@allbrightelectric.com.