Virginia Department of Transportation. (Courtesy www.virginiadot.org)

$27m awarded to replace two Va. bridges

The Commonwealth Transportation Board granted two contracts to replace the James River bridge on U.S. Route 501 and the U.S. Route 1 bridge.

A 16,000-ton concrete-reinforced tunnel element was moved into position. The next step is to slowly immerse it into the water.

Credit: WAVY / Aaron Kurtz

Photos: Midtown Tunnel construction

The Elizabeth River Tunnels Project Team started putting the first piece of the new Midtown Tunnel in place, Friday, Oct 10, on the Portsmou…