CAPE CHARLES, VA – The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel recently received the 2008 “Award for Excellence” in the Transportation Category from International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI).

Each year, ICRI conducts an awards program to honor and recognize outstanding projects in the concrete repair industry. Founded in 1988, the Institute is focused on improving the quality of concrete restoration, repair and protection.

This award was based on the CBBT’s current Substructure Repair Project. Work on this $12.5 million project is being performed by Precon Construction of Chesapeake, VA. The project began in 2007 and includes 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 includes 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. The work, which is being done on the original span that was constructed from 1960 to 1964, is approximately 80% complete. This work is being performed proactively to preserve the infrastructure integrity of the trestle substructure and is an integral part of the District’s capital plan. This is a waterborne project; therefore, no traffic delays have occurred to the traveling public.

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