Millennium Pipeline, Phase I

Tuxedo, NY

Project Details

  • Customer:Precision Pipeline
  • Category: energy-transmission
  • Job Type:Gas-Pipelines
  • Location: Tuxedo, NY
  • Schedule: On time

Scope of Work

12 miles of 36-inch gas line was installed by Precision Pipeline with MD Drilling & Blasting performing all blasting. The work connected Tuxedo, NY to Ramapo, NY.


This is very rugged terrain near I-87 through the hills just below the Catskill Area. Many areas needed to be preblasted above the trench to allow access for construction traffic. The ROW width and environmental constraints were significant. Many times we worked inside the pipe-laying crew so we had no access by them back to the road. Material planning for a productive day was essential.


The pipe contractor needed 1,000 running feet per day. It was ready for them, while we adhered to the environmental constraints as well as traffic requirements along the busy interstate highway.


We needed from one to eight drills with appropriate blasting crews to meet the productions. Our Project Superintendent had access to whatever he needed to keep up.