• Corporate HQ, NY
  • Melville, NY
  • Iselin, NJ
  • Ossining, NY
  • Mount Laurel, NJ

Hugh L. Carey Tunnel Electrical Renovations


HAKS is providing Construction Management and Inspection services to MTA Bridges and Tunnels for switchgear and power distribution system replacements at the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (formerly the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel). The $40 million project involves electric switchgear and power distribution for four tunnel blower/vent buildings—Manhattan Blower Building, Governors Island Blower Building, Brooklyn Blower Building, and Manhattan Underground Exhaust Building. The project is not interrupting occupant activities or tunnel control systems. 

Services include inspection of maintenance and protection of traffic; asbestos, lead and PCB abatement; shop drawing review; payments; work orders; material approvals; and project closeout. HAKS conducted a preconstruction investigation survey and drafted a constructability report based on that survey, highlighting significant deterioration or other irregularities not previously addressed in the design documents. We are using an integrated approach to work with MTA Bridges and Tunnels, representing its interests in the project’s execution and meeting all established goals for schedule, quality, and budget. 

When the tunnel opened in 1950, it was the longest continuous underwater vehicular tunnel in North America, measuring 1.7 miles long between portals, and it remains the longest tunnel in North America. Currently, it carries approximately 60,000 vehicles per day between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.