Also in Virginia, an RFQ was issued in May for the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, near where Skanska is building the Midtown Tunnel P3 project for VDOT using a sunken tube method. To encourage competition on the est. $750-million DB project, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District (CBBTA) will allow bidders a bored-tunnel option.
Design-build teams so far include Skanska/Kiewit; Bouygues/Traylor; Walsh; and Dragados. The latter three are expected to bid the bored tunnel option. Two other teams have expressed interest.