After examining several alternatives for a new crossing of Hampton Roads in southeastern Virginia, the region’s transportation leaders have opted to focus on expanding the capacity of its existing infrastructure.
An approximately four-mile-long, 18-ft-diameter and 200-ft-deep
tunnel to mitigate storm water and combined sewer overflow into the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound is slated to begin construction this month.
Big developments and big setbacks marked transportation construction in 2015, a year in which two journalists traveled across America in a rusty 1949 Hudson to see how infrastructure projects are getting done.
Maybe the restart of the world’s largest tunnel-boring machine will come as a Christmas present to the folks in Seattle, as the scheduled boring by “Bertha,” the 57.5-ft-dia machine currently sitting idle under downtown