Elizabeth River Crossings
The Elizabeth River Tunnels (Downtown / Midtown Tunnel) project consists of five construction components involving three facilities in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.
Collectively, the project is known as the Elizabeth River Tunnels. The Midtown Tunnel portion consists of a new two – lane tolled tunnel under the Elizabeth River parallel to the existing Midtown Tunnel connecting the Cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth as well as modifications to the existing tunnel to provide increased capacity for east – west travel linking U.S. Route 58 and I – 264 in Portsmouth to the interchange at Brambleton Avenue/Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk.
Modifications to the interchange were also made. The planned improvements to the Downtown Tunnel have brought it into compliance with current fire and life safety standards. The MLK Extension portion of the project consists of an extension of Route 58 south from London Boulevard, approximately 0.8 mile to I – 264 with an interchange at High Street.
The company is a 50:50 JV between Macquarie and Skanska , with a design – build contractor consortium of Skanska (40 % ) , Kiewit (45 % ) , and Weeks Marine (15 % ). The sponsors will also assume risk of delivering the project on a performance – based, fixed – price and fixed – date contract.