As we reflect on 2021, we are proud of the significant progress already made on the HRBT Expansion Project. Crews have been working simultaneously on island preparations for tunnel work, construction of the new marine trestles and the many roadway and bridge widenings. Just this month, we welcomed Mary, the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), to Hampton Roads. We are anxious to see the TBM reassembled on the South Island over the coming several months and to start her tunneling debut in mid-2022.
We appreciate all the wonderful partners who are working together to make this project a success, including the motorists who travel through the project corridor every day. Remember, slow down, phones down, and pay extra attention in the work zones. Your role is crucial to the successful completion of the project by helping to keep our workers safe on the job site, each and every day.
Happy holidays from the HRBT Expansion Project team.
Jim Utterback, Project Director