Cape Charles, VA – The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Commission has selected Nossaman LLP to serve as Project Counsel for the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project (the Project). With offices located across the nation, Nossaman is a national leader among law firms representing public agencies seeking to deliver high profile projects using innovative project delivery techniques.
Through a competitive proposal process, Nossaman LLP was chosen to support the District by providing legal advice in structuring the procurement process and the negotiation and drafting of a Design-Build contract for the Project. Their services will be provided through the completion of the Project.
The Project will add an additional two-lane tunnel under the Thimble Shoal Channel to expand the capacity and improve the safety for travelers who utilize the CBBT and to protect the economic competitiveness and livability of the region through enhanced resiliency as the CBBT serves as the sole connection between the Delmarva Peninsula and the Hampton Roads area.
In addition to the selection of Project Counsel, the CBBT’s Project team has completed a Draft Environmental Assessment and a Draft Traffic & Revenue Study. Preliminary design work, financial planning, and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) document preparation are currently underway. A draft RFP for a Design-Build Contractor is expected in August 2015 with final award scheduled for May of 2016.
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