Milling and Repaving Project
The milling and repaving of portions of the CBBT is set to begin in early September. This paving project will begin at Fisherman Island and continue across “C” Trestle Southbound to Portal Island #4.
The project will result in a single lane closure across “C” trestle southbound and travelers should use caution as …
Demolition Work to Begin in Preparation for the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel
While much of the work being performed on the parallel tunnel at Thimble Shoal Channel is not visible to the traveling public, travelers will soon see some minor traffic changes.
Beginning Monday, September 23, the maximum safe speed for travel in Thimble Shoal Channel Tunnel …
CNC-LUS Relocation Project
There are currently 9 CNC-LUS platforms across the facility. These platforms require periodic inspections and maintenance, and in the current locations, a single lane closure is required at any time that work is performed on these.
CNC, or Communication Node Cabinets, house the electronics that operate the signals, signs and emergency phones across the …
At its November 13, 2018 meeting, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission voted to approve a toll rate increase, effective January 1, 2019. This toll rate increase is compliant with the resolution that was adopted by the Commission in August 2013, by which the Commission approved a toll rate increase effective January 2014 and …
CAPE CHARLES, VA – The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (“CBBT”) and its partners on the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project are excited to announce the winning name for the tunnel boring machine: CHESSIE!
The winning entry was submitted by Grace Bentley of Nandua Middle School, located in Onley, VA.
According to the video entry, “Chessie” was a natural …
CBBT Announces Top 10 Names for the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project’s Tunnel Boring Machine
CAPE CHARLES, VA – The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT) and its partners on the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project are excited to announce that the Top 10 Names for the tunnel boring machine have been selected and now it’s time to …
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT) and its partners on the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project are sponsoring a naming contest for the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) that will begin working on the Project next year. The massive TBM, at 42 feet in diameter and over 300 feet long, will excavate a one mile long, $756 …
The southernmost island of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, also known as #1 Island or One Island on the Bay, closed to the public on September 30, 2017, as island construction commenced for the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel.
The restaurant and gift shop will be closed permanently; however, the fishing pier will be reconstructed and reopen to …
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Parallel Thimble Shoal Channel Tunnel on Monday, September 18, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
This event will be held on the southernmost island of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and the public is invited to attend.
Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne, …
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District will host a series of public information meetings for the purpose of informing the public about the recent award of the contract to construct the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel. Information will be provided on the Project’s development, procurement, and construction methodology and funding.
Meetings will be held on:
Tuesday, August …