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Gov. Northam breaks ground on HRBT expansion project

The work will widen the four-lane sections of the Interstate 64 HRBT corridor in Norfolk and Hampton. It will create new twin tunnels.

NORFOLK, Va. — The ground will be broken on the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion project Thursday.

Gov. Ralph Northam will hold a groundbreaking ceremony where the work will take place.

The work will widen the four-lane sections of the Interstate 64 HRBT corridor in Norfolk and Hampton. It will create new twin tunnels.

The expansion should be completed by November 2025.

Drivers will surely expect delays in the construction area as crews begin work on the project.

Quamilah Lugo tries to avoid driving through the HRBT. She said she, and others, may change their mind once more lanes are added.

"It will also improve the job availability, some people stay on this side because they don't want to face traffic and vice versa, so when that lane opens up maybe more people will look at getting jobs across the water," Lugo said.