The Commonwealth Transportation Board voted Thursday to move the plans from Fluor Virginia and Star Solutions to the detailed stage of the review process.
V-DOT officials reviewed the firms' qualifications, technical and engineering merit and financial feasibility.
After they determined both proposals qualify to move forward, the transportation board agreed.
Next, VDOT will request detailed proposals, which will be submitted to local governments. They have a 60-day comment period, then a panel of transportation and academic officials evaluate the proposals.