Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel construction two years behind schedule
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Construction of an additional tube for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunney is now reportedly two years behind schedule.
It was reported on Tuesday that the delay is partially due to the granite boulders that were used to build the structure 60 years ago. The project’s main contractors are using tunnel boring machines, but it’s taking longer than expected because of the boulders. These boulders help to form four artificial islands that anchor portals of the bridge-tunnel’s original tubes.
Expansion plans for the bridge-tunnel will add two additional tunnels. Construction is expected to wrap up in 2024.