Frequently Asked Questions
How much will the project cost?
The design-build construction contract has been awarded for $3.3 billion. Including the construction contract, owner’s costs, and contingency, the total budget is $3.862 billion. This makes it one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country.
How will the project be paid for?
The Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) is the primary funding agent for this project, using local revenue from sales and gasoline taxes in the Hampton Roads Transportation Fund. The project will also receive state and federal support.
When will construction begin? How long will the project take to complete?
The construction contract was awarded in April 2019, with an estimated completion in November 2025.
Will my home or business be affected by the project?
Preliminary design concepts were presented at Design Public Hearings in August 2018, and the design-builder is refining these concepts in finalizing its design.
Will construction impact Hampton University property?
In accordance with the Commonwealth Transportation Board’s commitment in December 2016, the project will not take any of Hampton University’s property. The Programmatic Agreement, as part of the Final SEIS, also prohibits construction activities within a specified limit of disturbance around the Emancipation Oak in Hampton.
My company is interested in supplying products or services to help build this project. How do I get involved?
Please see the website for Hampton Roads Connector Partners at
How can I stay informed of project updates?
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Where can I find project documents and resources?
Can I request a speaker to present the project to my organization?
Yes! Send us a request via our Contact Us page.