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June Technical Meeting – HRBT Expansion Project


Presentation Topic: Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project

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This will be a hybrid-style meeting (virtual and in-person). This month the speaker will be virtual. However, all are still invited to join in person for the opportunity to network and partake in the meeting as a group. In person attendees will still be able to interact with the speaker through a shared wireless mic to ask questions.

Abstract: The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project is the largest highway construction project in Virginia’s history. This transformative undertaking will widen the current four-lane segments along nearly ten miles of the I-64 corridor in Norfolk and Hampton, with new twin tunnels across the harbor. The expansion will increase capacity, ease major congestion, and enhance travel time reliability. Including the construction contract and owner’s costs, the project’s total budget is over $3.9 billion, making it one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country.

Presenter: Ryan Basas, PE, CMM – HRBT Expansion Project Director

Ryan Basas, P.E. CMM, HRBT Expansion Project Director:

Ryan Banas, PE, CCM, joins the HRBT project team to oversee the daily management of the project’s delivery. He will lead efforts in coordination with VDOT’s Chris Hall to ensure VDOT’s obligations and responsibilities are fulfilled and that the project remains on a positive trajectory toward completion. Banas, an Associate Vice-President at HNTB Corporation, moved to the Hampton Roads Region in 2011 and has managed programs involving a variety of infrastructure systems including bored, immersed tube, cut and cover tunnels, moveable bridge construction, and complex urban interchanges. From career inception to present day, he has led and/or played an integral role in high-profile undertakings along the East Coast with budgets between $133 million to $3.9 billion.

Formerly of Maybee, Michigan, Banas holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. With his breadth of diverse mega-project experience, he instills the technical leadership needed to deliver complex and unique assignments. Banas is an effective leader with a positive reputation, and he will play a pivotal role in driving results for VDOT through project construction and ultimately completion. He is a powerful addition to the HRBT Expansion Project Team.

When: Thursday, June 22nd, 2023
11:45 AM -12 PM – Sign in and Networking
12 PM -1PM – Presentation

Where: 2810: a community gathering place, 2810 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221
(Reserved parking spaces on both sides of building and in gravel lot located through gate)

(Virtual attendees will receive a Teams Meeting)

Registration Price: 
In Person Members: $20 members
In Person Non-Members: $25
In Person Late Ticket: $30
Virtual Individual: $10
Virtual Conference Room: $40*

*For viewing as a company group; as professionals we expect attendees to purchase this option when group sharing rather than as an individual ticket.

Lunch is included with purchase of an in-person ticket (Coppola’s Deli)

PDH: 1.0 HR