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Contractor named for HRBT expansion

The design-build team will add two new two-lane tunnels to the busy stretch of highway and widen the interstate itself.

NORFOLK, Va. — Governor Ralph Northam has named the contractor that will work to complete VDOT's largest project ever: the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion.

Hampton Roads Connector Partners is expected to get the contract itself in April.

The project will add two new two-lane tunnels, widen the four-lane sections of Interstate 64 in Hampton between Settlers Landing Road and the Phoebus shoreline, as well as the four-lane section of I-64 in Norfolk between the Willoughby shoreline and the I-564 interchange. 

According to the governor's office, more than 100,000 vehicles currently use this facility during peak travel periods.

The price tag for the project is $3.4 billion. It should be finished by late 2025.

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