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HRBT Expansion Project

Project: Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion

Customer: Hampton Roads Connector Partners

Timeline: Transportation Management Plan (TMP) Engineer of Record: August 2019 to December 2025

Key Challenge: According to VDOT, the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion project is the largest construction project in Virginia’s history. This transformative transportation project, expected to be completed by November 2025, will widen the current four-lane segments of the 1-64 HRBT corridor in Norfolk and Hampton, and bore new twin tunnels. The expansion will increase capacity, ease major congestion, and enhance travel time reliability. The construction contract, owner’s costs and contingency, brings the project’s total budget to $3.8 billion, making it one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country. See the informational video prepared by VDOT.

Solution Approach: Klein Engineering, PSC (KEPSC) has been collaborating with HRCP as a DBE partner since 2019 in the delivery and submittal of the TMP for the HRBT Expansion Project. The TMP development process has required extensive collaboration between HRCP, VDOT, localities, and federal agencies, due to the extent of the project and its direct impact on residents and visitors who travel on I-64, military facilities in the region, and environmentally sensitive areas, among others. The TMP will continuously facilitate communication, incident management, and stakeholder coordination throughout the construction of this landmark surface transportation infrastructure project.

Overall Budget: Not Available

Key Partners: HRCP

Results: The collaborative effort between VDOT, HRCP, and other stakeholders is leading to a comprehensive document that will promote safety and efficiency during the construction of this complex project.