Daily News Briefs, May 24, 2022

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Ohio Turnpike Will Acknowledge Customers At Service Plaza Event

The Blade reports, “Free pretzel snacks, coffee, and ice cream will be offered during a customer-appreciation event Friday at an Ohio Turnpike service plaza as Memorial Day weekend traffic and Ohio Bike Week get started. The event, co-sponsored by the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Commodore Perry plaza. . . .” Turnpike spokesman Adam Greenslade said the event, besides being fun, gives travelers and local residents a chance to meet turnpike, service plaza and highway patrol representatives.

Customer Service Experience Ohio Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission Public Outreach And Communication Service Plazas

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Plant Tour Gives Reporters Insight Into Huge Hampton Roads Tunnel Project

WTVR reports, the media got a behind-the scenes look at precast concrete fabrication work that is a critical part of the huge Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project. Project director James Utterback and Technopref Industries last week showed reporters how the fifteen-foot-long segments that combine to  form tunnel rings are molded and readied for barge transport to the construction site. It takes nine segments to form a single ring, meaning more than 21,000 segments will be needed to complete the $3.8 billion project’s twin tunnels. Utterback said the tour of the casting operation facility was organized to draw attention to the progress of construction.

Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Hampton Roads Metro Area (VA) Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Virginia Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

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