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Our Elizabeth River Tunnels team awarded high environmental honor

Our Elizabeth River Tunnels team awarded high environmental honor

The Skanska-led joint venture building Virginia’s $2.1 billion Elizabeth River Tunnels project has received a high environmental honor: their efforts led to ERT being the first construction project approved for the Virginia Environmental Excellence Program. Even more significantly, the project was approved at the highest level – Extraordinary Environmental Enterprise.

On our blog: Using less water when we build

On our blog: Using less water when we build

For Earth Day, we shared a post on our blog with some actions that all projects can take to reduce construction-phase water use. It includes examples from our Interstate 275 project in Tampa, Florida, and our Elizabeth River Tunnels project in Virginia.

Skanska team selected for $2.3 billion Florida P3 highway project

Skanska team selected for $2.3 billion Florida P3 highway project

For Florida’s biggest-ever transportation project – the $2.3 billion task of rebuilding and expanding a congested stretch of Interstate 4 through Orlando – the Florida Department of Transportation has chosen a Skanska consortium, I-4 Mobility Partners. This public-private partnership assignment includes design, build, finance, operate and maintain responsibilities. Contract negotiations are underway, with construction expected to start in early 2015 and conclude in 2021, with an O&M contract term of 40 years. A link to a project animation can be found by clicking below.

Celebrating 50 years of this Engineering Wonder of the Modern World

Celebrating 50 years of this Engineering Wonder of the Modern World

A half century ago last Tuesday, southeastern Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel – built by a Skanska consortium – opened for service, and was soon named one of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. This 17.6-mile crossing – the world’s largest bridge-tunnel system – includes two one-mile tunnels, two bridges, four man-made islands and low-level trestles, constructed through the dedication of more than 2,000 workers laboring against the severe weather at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. This recent newspaper multimedia account of the project’s construction features several of those workers sharing the project’s challenges – and joys. Our current $2.1 billion Elizabeth River Tunnels P3 project is located nearby.

In Tampa, it’s easy to see our safety commitment

In Tampa, it’s easy to see our safety commitment

In partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation, Skanska has installed a billboard promoting safe driving along the four-mile stretch of Interstate 275 in Tampa that our joint venture is expanding. The billboard – the first of its kind in Florida – was erected on March 10, and it will remain up for at least six months.

Major public-private partnership progress in Virginia

Major public-private partnership progress in Virginia

Our team’s $2.1 billion Elizabeth River Tunnels project in southeastern Virginia is rapidly moving toward one of the most unique aspects of its construction: floating 16,000-ton hollow concrete tunnel elements down the Chesapeake Bay. Meanwhile, to help finance this public-private partnership (P3) project, vehicles are now being tolled as they pass through the existing Downtown and Midtown tunnels.

Skanska team shortlisted for $608 million D.C. bridge project

Skanska team shortlisted for $608 million D.C. bridge project

A Skanska joint venture is one of four teams shortlisted on the roughly $608 million design-build replacement of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and rebuilding the adjacent South Capitol Street corridor in Washington, D.C. This project is located near our highly successful 11th Street Corridor Design-Build Project.

Pioneering a solution for small business requirements

Pioneering a solution for small business requirements

On our joint venture team’s $215.4 million Interstate 275 project in Tampa, we partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation to hold a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Rodeo, enabling small businesses to achieve DBE certification in one day – much quicker than the 60 days that process can sometimes take.

Virginia Supreme Court ruling is great news for Skanska

Virginia Supreme Court ruling is great news for Skanska

On October 31, Virginia’s Supreme Court overturned a circuit court decision, allowing tolling to commence February 1 on the Skanska team’s $2.1 billion Elizabeth River Tunnels project in southeastern Virginia. While construction continued uninterrupted despite this legal challenge, this decision protects the public-private partnership (PPP) project’s primary revenue stream.

In California, Skanska team shortlisted for $900 million PPP highway project

In California, Skanska team shortlisted for $900 million PPP highway project

Skanska’s team – including Infrastructure Development North America and USA Civil – is one of four shortlisted for the $900 million Accelerated Regional Transportation Improvements (ARTI) public-private partnership (PPP) highway project in Los Angeles.