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Mapmikey:
Virginia has lined up all the financing required to build the parallel tunnel at the Thimble shoal location...

Only about $47M of the $756M comes from the Tunnel District General Fund...the rest is bonds of one sort or another.

Construction to start fall 2017 and finish in fall 2022...

https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=18324

http://www.cbbt.com/ptst-project-timeline-2/

Tom958:
"What's the point of building a second tunnel at Thimble Shoals when there'll still be only one under the main channel?" wondered Captain Obvious.

Mapmikey:
Same principle that had them twin all the bridges but not the tunnels...?

hbelkins:

--- Quote from: Tom958 on November 21, 2016, 09:16:46 PM ---"What's the point of building a second tunnel at Thimble Shoals when there'll still be only one under the main channel?" wondered Captain Obvious.

--- End quote ---

Funding issues? Build what you can when you can?

Maybe I haven't traveled that route at the right time, but I've never really seen that much of a bottleneck at the tunnels. I'm not sure how necessary the second tunnels are.

jeffandnicole:

--- Quote from: hbelkins on November 22, 2016, 12:17:05 PM ---
--- Quote from: Tom958 on November 21, 2016, 09:16:46 PM ---"What's the point of building a second tunnel at Thimble Shoals when there'll still be only one under the main channel?" wondered Captain Obvious.

--- End quote ---

Funding issues? Build what you can when you can?

Maybe I haven't traveled that route at the right time, but I've never really seen that much of a bottleneck at the tunnels. I'm not sure how necessary the second tunnels are.

--- End quote ---

I think the safety issue is pretty substantial here.

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