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NEPA/Environmental Assessment

On March 11, 2014, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission awarded a supplemental agreement to Jacobs to advance the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) document through the approval process. The Commission determined that obtaining the necessary NEPA approvals for the Thimble Shoal Parallel Tunnel Project was an element that required a long lead time …
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Geotechnical Investigation, Parallel Tunnel at the Thimble Shoal Channel

On October 8, 2013, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Commission awarded Jacobs the supplemental agreement to perform the geotechnical investigation in the amount of $4,785,200.
The work included conducting a thorough geophysical and geotechnical investigation for expanded Islands 1 and 2, approach trestle foundations, and the proposed immersed tube tunnel alignment. Work done under this agreement included …
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Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District Hosts Project Showcase

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District (CBBT) hosted the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project Showcase at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, VA. With more than 225 professionals from around the world in attendance, various fields including construction, engineering, finance, legal and material …
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CBBT Project Update for the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project

Cape Charles, VA – As a follow-up to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel’s Project Showcase held on November 5, 2014, the CBBT distributed the following information via email to all registered attendees to let them know about decisions that have been made regarding the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project (the Project).
Specfically, the CBBT plans to:
1. Require …
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Naval History

Norfolk, Virginia – The Hampton Roads Naval Museum has cooperated with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District to provide a series of outdoor exhibits highlighting the history of the Navy on the Chesapeake Bay. When you travel across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT), stop on the southernmost man-made island to learn about the rich …
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