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Miller Civil Engineering has built a 2.7 km long sewer under East London as part of a £20 million scheme to relieve a struggling 125-year-old Victorian system.Two tunnel boring machines were used to bore the 2.3 and 2.4 m dia sewer 12 m from the Isle of Dogs to Stratford where a new underground pumping station is being built.The tunnel is served by 16 access shafts which allow inspection and maintenance.Work began on site in September 1992 and Miller has completed the main precast concrete tunnels and is now carrying out secondary lining.The contract, for Thames Water and the London Docklands Development Corporation, is due for completion early next year. CONSTRUCTION NEWS