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HRBT Tunnel Talk

May 17, 2024

To celebrate International Day for Women in Maritime, the latest episode of HRBT Tunnel Talk features two project engineers, Linh Do and Sophia O'Brien, to talk about island expansion and bridge rehabilitation, while Project Director Ryan Banas provides an update on the project. 


Jan 9, 2024

HRBT Tunnel Talk Host Brooke Grow is joined by Project Director Ryan Banas who provides an update on the progress across the project. Podcast guest, HRCP Project Manager Louis Brais provides the 411 on the progress of Mary, the Tunnel Boring Machine, under the channel as she works to construct VDOT's first bored tunnel...


Nov 20, 2023

HRBT Expansion Project Communications Manager, Brooke Grow, provides an update on the construction progress. Special guests include VDOT District Senior Communications Specialist, Nina Ullrich, and City of Hampton Communications Strategist, Robin McCormick, to discuss the collaboration needed to coordinate multiple...


Jun 21, 2023

HRBT Tunnel Talk Host Brooke Grow is joined by new Project Director Ryan Banas who provides an update on the project. Then Brooke explores the environmental aspects (fish and turtles and birds, oh my!) of the project with guests Larissa Ambrose, VDOT Environmental Manager, and Becky Gwynn, Executive Deputy Director of...


May 5, 2023

Learn more about the ins and outs of Katherine the Slurry Treatment Plant (STP). HRBT Tunnel Talk Host Brooke Grow is joined by HRCP's Ancillary Equipment Manager Javier Fernandez, as well as TBM and STP Manager George Mizzi. They'll discuss how Katherine interacts with Mary the TBM to excavate and create the new tunnels.