Expiration date: 2/17/2017
Chesapeake Tunnel Joint Venture proposes to discharge fill into 18.5 acres of subaqueous bottom at Thimble Shoal in the Chesapeake Bay to construct a new parallel two-lane tunnel approximately 6,525 feet long for the purpose of expanding roadway capacity on the Lucius Kellam, Jr. Bridge Tunnel. The temporary impact areas total approximately 182 acres. The applicant is not proposing mitigation for the 1.3 acres of permanent subaqueous bottom loss. 408 permission will be required. The Regulatory Branch is evaluating this project pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.