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Construction to start soon on $3.8B Hampton Roads Tunnel-Bridge project

Reilly also addressed how the project is meeting its diversity goals. To date, HRCP has awarded 77 disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) and small, women- and minority-owned (SWAM) contracts totaling more than $22 million, with “a significant number” going to companies based in Virginia. Thirty of those businesses are in the Hampton Roads area. The DBE and SWAM contracts represent 20% and 12% of the project respectively, and Reilly said the VDOT expects those numbers to increase as the project moves forward.

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