After testing and disassembly, the machine will ship via local highways in about a month, the mayor’s office said.

A joint venture between Illinois-based Kenny Construction Co. and Tokyo-based Obayashi Corp. will bore the tunnel, which will be 27ft (8.3m) in diameter, and span a distance of 6,240ft (1.9km).

According to the City, the USD 184.1M bid by the Kenny/Obayashi JV came in below the Engineer's estimate of USD 252.2M.

PHOTO CREDIT: City of Akron Ohio Mayor’s Office