Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission Thimble Shoals Channel off Virginia coast would be site of anticipated new Chesapeake Bay tunnel crossing. Related Links: ENR Blog: Va. Bridge-Tunnel Passes on P3 Tunnel Project Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel CommissionParallel Thimble Shoal Channel Tunnel Project Link Virginia's Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission is developing a design-build procurement for a new tunnel to parallel one of two existing subsurface structures along the 23-mile toll crossing between Virginia Beach and the Delmarva Peninsula. The move follows the agency's late-April decision not to pursue an unsolicited public-private proposal from industry
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.