The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel awarded the Tunnel Ceiling and Open Approach Repair Project to Conrad Brothers of Chesapeake, VA in the amount of $1,689,187.
The work in the first portion of the project consisted of replacing deteriorated portions of the roadway ceiling of Thimble Shoal and Chesapeake Channel Tunnels at specific locations.
The work in the second portion of the project generally focused on removing and replacing asphalt overlay and concrete in the roadway of the open approach cuts to the tunnels to access, as well as removing and replacing all portions of the 24′ roadway slab joint dewatering pipes.
The work in the third portion of the project generally focused on removing and repairing delaminated concrete spalls as well as crack repair on the island approach walls in the open cut approach to each tunnel.
Work began in Chesapeake Tunnel in the spring of 2011 and the entire project was deemed complete in February 2012.