Tunnel Project Runs Into Trouble: Terns. Lots of Them.

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  A cloud of royal terns over South Island and the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel in 2018.
(Credit Chelsea Weithman)

In 1957 a regional transit authority finished an ambitious project – a roadway, bridge and tunnel connecting Hampton to Norfolk.

It’s an important route for locals and for anyone heading to the Eastern Shore or the Outer Banks.

It’s also a bottle neck the region hopes to open with the Commonwealth’s largest construction project ever.

Sandy Hausman has details.

As a regional transportation authority prepares to expand the Hampton Roads Bridge and Tunnel complex, scientists are warning that failing to deal with thousands of sea birds in the area could be disastrous.

Sandy Hausman has that story:

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