The CBBT (Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel) commission selected a team led by Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc and including major partners COWI and HNTB to serve as the Design Manager for the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project that is currently under development. The Project will add a two-lane tunnel under the Thimble Shoal Channel, parallel to one of two existing immersed tunnels between the Delmarva Peninsula and the Hampton Roads area at Virginia Beach.
On 05.11.2014 CBBT will host at Hotel Virginia Beach Oceanfront a project showcase for the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel. CBBT will be available to meet, by appointment, with potential contractors and consultants for further project discussion on 06.11.2014 and 07.11.2014. The meeting with suppliers will be held by appointment the week of 17.11.2014.
A formal Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Design-Build Contractor is expected by the second half of 2015, with final award scheduled for the summer of 2016. Visit www.cbbt.com. 42/14.
The CBBT (Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel) District is hereby providing advance notice of its intent to issue on 08.05.2015 a Request for Qualifications for the design and construction of the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel. Qualifications due date 06.07.2015. Shortlist selection will be on 11.08.2015. The RFQ will be available at www.cbbt.com/rfp.html. 15/15.
The CBBT Commission awarded the Dragados Team, a joint venture composed of Dragados USA Inc. and Schiavone Construction Company LLC, with a EUR673.75 million contract ($755,98 million) for a new tunnel to move traffic from Virginia Beach to the Eastern Shore. The new tunnel will run parallel tunnel alongside the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel at the Thimble Shoal Channel. The project will begin in October 2017 and is expected to take five years to complete. When it’s finished, the new tunnel will carry two lanes of southbound traffic and the existing tunnel will carry two lanes of northbound traffic
A TBM will excavate and build the tunnel from a large pit on Island 1 to Island 2. As the machine excavates, the soil will be conveyed back to Island 1 for removal. Visit http://www.cbbt.com/latest-news/cbbt-commission-awards-contract-for-the-construction-of-the-parallel-thimble-shoal-channel-tunnel/. 31/16.