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HRBT Expansion

The Commonwealth of Virginia has selected Hampton Roads Connector Partners, a design-build team, to deliver the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) Expansion Project.

Hampton Roads Connector Partners is a joint venture consisting of multiple partners, with Dragados USA (42%) serving as lead contractor and HDR and Mott MacDonald as lead designers. The team also includes Flatiron Constructors (25%), Vinci Construction and Dodin Campenon Bernard.

The EUR2.9 billion (USD3.3 billion) contract to be implemented in April 2019, involves extending and upgrading the I-64 between Hampton and Norfolk. Duration contract 18 months of studies and 56 months of works.

The contract must to be completed by November 1, 2025. The contract involves designing and building 5.3 km of viaducts over the sea and new tunnels, as well as widening 14.5 km of existing roads. The new component involves digging two tunnels, each 2.4 km long, between two artificial islands using a variable density TBM with a diameter of 13.56 m. Visit https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2019/february/headline-838681-en.html