Elizabeth River Crossing Tunnel

Norfolk and Portsmouth, VA

Owner: ElizabethRiver Crossings (ERC)

Cost: $1.5 Billion

Project Dates: April 2012 to Present

ThisPublic-Private Partnership project consistsofconstructinga newtunnelparallelingtheexistingMid-Towntunnel that connectsNorfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia.Workalso encompassesrehabilitating the existing tunnel,constructing the tunnel approach in Norfolk andPortsmouth,

as well as extending the MLK Expressway. The massive construction of this Toll Road is to alleviate some of the

congestion the existing tunnel experiences.

CESConsultingLLC(CES)isperforming quality assuranceinspection servicesfor thisproject.

CONSTRUCTION: Quality assurance inspection duties include:

  • Validatingthespecifiedqualityprocesses by establishingproduct specifications and qualityattributes

  • Tracking and measuring production, clearly documenting evidence

  • Determining operational and performance qualification

  • Writing and updating quality assurance procedures

  • Maintainingandimprovingproduct quality by completing system surveillance audits, investigatingcustomercomplaints,collaboratingwithothermembersofmanagement to develop new productand engineeringdesigns,andmanufacturingandtrainingmethods

  • Preparingqualitydocumentationandreportsbycollecting,analyzing andsummarizinginformationandtrendsincludingcorrectiveactions andre-validations


  • Immersed tube construction with pre-cast concrete tunnel segments for two-lane tunnel

  • Existing pile removal

  • New pile driving

  • Fireproofing of tunnel interior

  • Tunnel air flow installation

  • Existing tunnel rehabilitation

  • Norfolk and Portsmouth approach roadway

  • 1.5 million cubic yards of trenching

  • Extension of MLK Expressway

  • Tunnel and roadway utilities

  • Toll systems installation and synchronization

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