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VDOT identifies development teams shortlisted for Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion

virginiaThree private-sector teams will be invited to submit technical proposals and prices to design and construct the Interstate 64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion.

The Virginia Department of Transportation has concluded its evaluation of Statements of Qualifications with the shortlisting of private-sector teams, with three submitting SOQs to the Department on March 2, 2018 in response to a Request for Qualifications dated December 15, 2017.

“These three candidate teams are strong contenders for the next steps in the competitive process,” said Stephen C. Brich, VDOT Commissioner. “We are looking forward to learning more about each team’s specific plans and capabilities to deliver this vital project.”

The RFQ gave the teams the option of submitting an SOQ under both or either a Bored Tunnel construction method or an Immersed Tube Tunnel construction method. Both construction methods are currently under consideration by the Department. The shortlisted teams are below in alphabetical order:

Hampton Roads Capacity Constructors

Lead Contractors: Fluor Enterprises, Inc./The Lane Construction Corporation/Traylor Bros., Inc./Dragages Civil Works Virginia, Inc.

Lead Designer: AECOM Technical Services, Inc.

Design Support: Michael Baker International/Royal HaskoningDHV and Witteveen+Bos Joint Venture/Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers

*Shortlisted for Bored Tunnel and Immersed Tube Tunnel construction methods.

Hampton Roads Connector Partners

Lead Contractors:   Dragados USA, Inc./VINCI Construction Grands Projets SAS/Dodin Campenon Bernard SAS Joint Venture

Lead Designer:    I-64 Design Joint Venture (HDR Engineering, Inc./Mott MacDonald)

Design Support:    Whitman Requardt and Associates, LLP/Harris Miller Miller & Hanson, Inc./Precision Measurements, Inc. /AI Engineers, Inc. /GET Solutions, Inc./Mattern & Craig/Athavale Lystad & Associates, Inc./ Diversified Property Services, Inc.

*Shortlisted for Bored Tunnel and Immersed Tube Tunnel construction methods.

Skanska Kiewit Joint Venture

Lead Contractors:   Skanska USA Civil Southeast, Inc./Kiewit Infrastructure Co.

Lead Designer:    WSP USA, Inc.

Design Support:    COWI/Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc./CAPITA

*Shortlisted for Immersed Tube Tunnel construction method

All three teams will be invited to submit detailed technical proposals and binding prices in fall 2018 for one tunnel construction method. Further information on the procurement will be provided in a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) targeted for release in May 2018.

The HRBT Expansion construction will build a new four-lane bridge-tunnel and widen the existing four-lane segments of I-64 between Settlers Landing and I-564 to ease congestion between Hampton and Norfolk. The contract award is anticipated in early 2019 with project completion targeted in 2024.

For more information about the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project procurement process, visit:

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