First new Midtown Tunnel element moved into position

Posted at 10:16 AM, Oct 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-11 06:58:43-04

The first element of the new Midtown Tunnel was moved into place on Friday morning. It’s expected to be submerged in the water next week.

A total of 11 elements will comprise the new Midtown Tunnel, which is expected to be completed in late 2016.

The first six elements of the tunnel arrived in Portsmouth in June after being floated from their fabrication facility in Sparrows Point, Maryland.

The elements are being moored in Portsmouth until their placements.

Five more elements are currently being fabricated in Sparrows Point. They are scheduled to be floated to Portsmouth in spring 2015.

First new Midtown Tunnel section arrives in Portsmouth

Sneak peek at the new Midtown Tunnel