CAPE CHARLES, VA – The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Commission has selected Precon Construction Company to perform substructure repairs to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

Precon Construction Company was chosen through a competitive bidding process to perform various repairs to the concrete substructure units, or piles that support the roadway. Robert Johnson, Director of Maintenance for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, said “Precon’s familiarity with the CBBT and their experience in marine construction will be very helpful to us during this major project. This job is a proactive step to maintain the facility in top notch condition and to maximize the useful life of the Bridge-Tunnel.”

The work will include both maintenance and structural repairs, above and below water, on more than 600 concrete cylinder piles as well as maintenance repairs on some concrete pile caps. Additional work will include the installation of fiberglass cathodic protection jackets around some of the piles and the application of a protective coating to the exposed portions of some non-jacketed piles and pile caps. All of the work will be on the original span that was constructed from 1960 to 1964.

The $12.5 million project is anticipated to begin in early 2007 and last for about two years. All of the work will be conducted from the water so no traffic delays are expected to occur as a result of this project.