ACS bags £250m contract for road project in Texas, US

WCN Editorial Team 7 Jun 2019 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Spanish construction company ACS Group has won a €282m (£249.7m) contract from the Texas Department of Transportation for the I-2 and I-69C Interchange Project in Texas.

Under the terms of the contract, ACS Group, through its subsidiaries Dragados USA and Pulice Construction, will design, construct and maintain the I-2 and I-69C Interchange Project for 15 years.

The I-2/I-69C Interchange Project limits on I-2 are from 2nd Street in McAllen to FM 2557 (Stewart Rd) in San Juan and on I-69C from Nolana Loop to I-2 in Pharr.

The project in Hidalgo County involves the construction of four direct double-lane connectors between I-2 and I-69C interstate highways.

It also includes demolition of four single-lane connectors and construction of new roads, ramps and approaches to offer additional capacity and operational improvements.

Additional works include full reconstruction of I-2 main lanes, expanding them from six to eight, while the adjacent frontage roads at I-2/I-69C highways will be resurfaced.

ACS Group said that the new infrastructure will reduce congestion, improve traffic mobility and optimise ramp operation. This leads to an improvement of the lane conditions for I-2 and I-69C travellers.

The company said in a statement: “The project delivery approach taken by Dragados and Pulice will minimize impact during construction and will allow prompt opening of some areas of the project, benefiting the local communities of McAllen and Pharr and the greater Rio Grande Valley Area.”

The I-2/I-69C Interchange Project brings the total number of projects currently underway between Dragados and Pulice Construction in the state of Texas to nine.

In addition to providing two-lane direct connectors, the proposed project will reconfigure on and off ramps to optimise mobility; prioritise operational improvements to mainlanes; and remove Sugar Road/Polk Road overpass.

Planned to be completed through a design build contract, the proposed project would require additional right of way (ROW). Additional studies are planned to determine other potential impacts.

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Image: ACS Group will construct and maintain the I-2 and I-69C Interchange Project in Texas, US. Photo: courtesy of ACS Group.

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