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Contract Information & Technical Requirements

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has entered into a Comprehensive Agreement with Elizabeth River Crossings LLC (ERC), is a sole-purpose company created to finance, deliver, operate and maintain the Elizabeth River Tunnels Project (ERT) in Portsmouth and Norfolk, Virginia for a 58 year term, or until June 2017.

The agreement, covers all aspects of the ERT Project (Design, Build, Finance, Operate, and Maintenance) and includes tolling, operations and maintenance activities at the I-264 Downtown Tunnel, U.S. 58 Midtown Tunnel and V.A. 164 Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Expressway.

A partnership of Skanska/Kiewit/Weeks Marine (SKW Constructors JV) holds the overall design-build contract with ERC for ERT Project site work, bridge work, marine/tunnel work and services for rehabilitation of the existing tunnels, construction of the new Midtown Tunnel, and construction of the MLK Freeway Extension.

VDOT maintains ownership and oversight of ERT and its corresponding facilities. The Comprehensive Agreement is the contractual framework for the Project. Comprehensive Agreement, amendment and exhibit details are outlined below.

Comprehensive Agreement
Comprehensive Agreement (500 KB)
Termination of Interim Agreement and Release of Guaranty (3.7 MB)
Assignment and Assumption Agreement with Respect to Interim Agreement (582 KB)
Amendment #1 to Comprehensive Agreement (984 KB)
Amendment #2 to Comprehensive Agreement (41 KB)
Amendment #3 to Comprehensive Agreement (2 MB)
Amendment #4 to Comprehensive Agreement (1 MB)
Amendment #5 to Comprehensive Agreement
Amendment #6 to Comprehensive Agreement
Exhibit A to Comprehensive Agreement – Definitions (303 KB)
Exhibit A to Design-Build Contract – Definitions (195 KB)
Exhibit B – Schedules and Early Work (7 KB)
Exhibit B-1 (2 MB)
Exhibit B-2 (66 KB)
Exhibit B-3 (66 KB)
Exhibit B-4 (88 KB)
Exhibit B-5 (113 KB)
Exhibit B-6 (7 KB)
Exhibit B-7 – Additional Work Options (115 KB)
Exhibit C – Technical Requirements (23 MB)
Exhibit D – Escrow Agreement (63 KB)
Exhibit E – Design Build Contract (612 KB)
Exhibit N – Form of DB Direct Agreement (131 KB)
Exhibit R – DB Rehabilitation Plan (402 KB)
Exhibit X – Force Account Work Order Calculations (115 KB)
Exhibit F – Design-Build Work Guarantee (405 KB)
Exhibit G – Form of Design-Build Letter of Credit (63 KB)
Exhibit H – Assigned Gross Revenue and Refinancing Gain Share Calculation (83 KB)
Exhibit I – Form of Electronic Toll Collection Agreement (52 KB)
Exhibit J – Toll Rate Schedule (23 KB)
Exhibit K – Form of Violations Processing Services Agreement (299 KB)
Exhibit L – Cooperative Agreement (6 KB)
Exhibit M – Public Funds Amount Payment Terms (61 KB)
Exhibit N – Form of Direct Agreement (155 KB)
Exhibit O – Baseline Asset Condition Report (6 KB)
Exhibit P – Known Site Conditions Baseline Report TOC-Section 1.1.4 (41.9 MB)
Exhibit P – Known Site Conditions Baseline Report_Section 1.1.5 (33.5 MB)
Exhibit P – Known Site Conditions Baseline Report_Section 1.1.5_Appendix A (44.6 MB)
Exhibit P – Known Site Conditions Baseline Report_Section 1.1.5_Appendix B (45.3 MB)
Exhibit P – Known Site Conditions Baseline Report_Section 1.2 (40.6 MB)
Exhibit P – Known Site Conditions Baseline Report_Section 2-5.2 (19.5 MB)
Exhibit Q – Known Pre-Existing Hazardous Substances Report (889 KB)
Exhibit R – Rehabilitation Plan (57 KB)
Exhibit S – Fuel Adjustment Provisions (40 KB)
Exhibit T – Turnover Plan (11 MB)
Exhibit U – Base Case Structural Assets Major Maintenance Plan (15 KB)
Exhibit V – Base Case Strutural Assets Monitoring Plan (14 KB)
Exhibit W – Non-Compliance Points Table (77 KB)
Exhibit X – Force Account Payments Provision (18 KB)
Exhibit Y – Insurance Coverage Requirement for Design-Build Contractor and O & M Contractor (24 KB)
Exhibit Z – Dispute Resolution Provisions (99 KB)
Exhibit AA – Labor, Employment and DBE/SWAM Related Matters (225 KB)
Exhibit BB – Federal Requirements (223 KB)
Exhibit CC – Scope Document (195 KB)
Exhibit DD-1 – Liquidated Damages Related to Substantial Completion (351 KB)
Exhibit EE – SKW Schedule of Values (169 KB)
Exhibit FF – Project Asset Maximum Cumulative Drawdown Schedule (102 KB)
Exhibit GG – Form of DB Contractor Interim Lien and Claim Waiver (105 KB)
Exhibit HH – Form of DB Contractor Final Lien and Claim Waiver (102 KB)
Exhibit II – Form of Scope Change Order (106 KB)
Exhibit JJ – Acceptable Arbitrators (89 KB)
Exhibit KK – DB Contractor’s Key Personnel (95 KB)
Exhibit LL – Form of Substantial Completion Certificate (104 KB)
Exhibit MM – Form of Final Acceptance Certificate (103 KB)
Exhibit NN – Ethical Standards (135 KB)