Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel

Unsolicited Conceptual PPTA Proposal

Virginia’s Office of Transportation Public Private-Partnerships (OTP3), in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), received an unsolicited conceptual proposal from Hampton Roads Crossings for expansion of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, pursuant to 2010 Virginia Acts chapter 126 and the Public-Private Transportation Act (PPTA).

VDOT's commissioner formally accepted Hampton Roads Crossings’ unsolicited conceptual proposal on Oct. 28, 2010.

Pursuant to the requirements of 2010 Virginia Acts chapter 126, the OTP3 requested submission of competing conceptual proposals. Prior to the expiration of the competition period, the OTP3 received competing conceptual proposals from Cintra Infraestructuras S.A. and Hampton Roads Mobility Group.

VDOT's commissioner has not yet accepted either competing conceptual proposal.

On April 20, 2011, VDOT and the OTP3 presented recommendations to the Commonwealth Transportation Board regarding how the procurement should proceed. The presentation, which includes the full text of the recommendations, is available below.

Positive developments related to future transportation improvements in Hampton Roads including significant legislation passed by the 2013 General Assembly and initiatives being developed within the current General Assembly session.  The VDOT, in conjunction with the OTP3 and the Hampton Roads TPO, will be assessing multiple opportunities for transportation improvements throughout the Hampton Roads region.    

Due to these significant events, VDOT is cancelling the current procurement of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.  The Department feels it is in the best interest of the Commonwealth to reassess the current funding and financial opportunities of the region due to the events noted above and work closely with regional leaders to identify the best path forward to advance significant infrastructure development. 

Letters to each private sector team are available below in PDF format.


News Releases

  • VDOT Formally Accepts Unsolicited Public-Private Proposal For Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel
  • VDOT Receives Competing Public-Private Proposals For Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel


Feasibility Study

In 2008, VDOT performed a feasibility study to increase capacity at the facility. Six concept-level alternatives were developed using aerial mapping and current AASHTO and VDOT design standards. Potential right of way and sound wall impacts were analyzed and basic traffic analyses were conducted for each alternative. Additionally, conceptual construction cost estimates and schedules were developed for each alternative. VDOT also conducted Citizen Information Meetings to incorporate public comment prior to publication of the final report.

Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion Feasibility Study Final Report

In 2001, VDOT completed the Hampton Roads Crossing Study Final Environmental Impact Statement. This document considered candidate build alternatives in both the I-64 and I-664 corridors.

Other information including conceptual engineering for the I-64 corridor developed in support of the Hampton Roads Crossing Study, traffic counts, maintenance records and engineering documents from the construction of the HRBT are also available upon request. Please contact Jeff Cutright at 804-225-4958 or by e-mail, jeffrey.cutright@vdot.virginia.gov for information related to the I-64 Corridor.


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