26 Aug '16, 12pm

NYC testing giant tunnel plugs and flexible covers to waterproof subway system

Waterproofing the NYC subway system is an important part of the city’s efforts to become more climate-resilient and prepare for future Superstorm Sandy -type flooding as global warming increases extreme weather events. To prevent another situation similar to the flooding of the South Ferry subway station , which is still under reconstruction, and the flooding of nine tunnels that will shut down the L train for 18 months in 2019, the Metropolitan Transit Authority is spending $4 billion in mostly federal disaster relief funds to repair and harden its transportation infrastructure. That includes testing innovative solutions such as flexible covers and tunnel plugs that could keep the city’s subway system dry during flooding events.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/nyc-testing-giant-tunnel-plugs-a...

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