The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) project will be built by Flatiron Construction, Dragados USA and Vinci Construction, together known as Hampton Roads Connector Partners.

The project will add two new 2.4km-long two-lane tunnels and 2.9km of new bridges across Hampton Harbor. It will also widen four-lane sections of highway.

“The scope of the project combined with the expertise of our joint  venture partners will forever change the way these southeastern Virginia  cities connect,” said Flatiron president and chief operating officer Javier Sevilla. “We are honoured to be part of this historic project.”

The contract is expected to be executed in April 2019 and construction is scheduled to be completed in 2025.