Fluor JV Pegasus Link selected for £1.3bn motorway project in US

WCN Editorial Team 31 May 2019 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Pegasus Link Constructors has been selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to design and construct the $1.7bn (£1.3bn) I-635 LBJ East Infrastructure Project in Dallas.

Pegasus Link is a joint venture comprising Fluor with 55% stake and Balfour Beatty 45% interest.

TxDOT will now negotiate contract terms with Pegasus Link Constructors and the final award and execution is scheduled later in 2019.

Pegasus Link Constructors will be responsible for the work, including the widening and full reconstruction of about 11 miles of I-635, also known as LBJ Freeway.

Additionally, the contract includes an option for Fluor to provide capital maintenance services after completion of construction.

The project involves rebuilding approximately 11 miles of Interstate 635 from east of US Highway 75 in North Dallas to Interstate 30 (I-30) in Mesquite.

Scheduled to be commissioned in late 2024, the I-635 LBJ East Project is aimed at improving the capacity and operational efficiency of the portion of the I-635 loop around north and east Dallas.

Texas Transportation Commission chairman Bruce Bugg, Jr., said: “This project, along with others we’re building across the state, are part of Governor Abbott’s directive to the Transportation Commission to address choke points in our major metropolitan areas.

“It is the reason the Texas Clear Lanes initiative was created to build non-toll roads in order to tackle congestion and help Texans get to where they need to be quicker and safer.”

Construction on the project is scheduled to commence in early 2020.

TxDOT said in a statement: “When complete, LBJ East will be expanded from the current four main lanes in each direction to five main lanes in each direction. The current single tolled managed lane in each direction is grandfathered and will be rebuilt. The I-30 interchange also will be rebuilt and improved.”

The project also involves construction of continuous frontage roads with numerous intersection improvements for the frontage roads and cross streets.

Fluor said that the project will improve mobility and reduce traffic congestion in a main Dallas-Fort Worth commuter corridor.

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Image: Fluor JV will lead I-635 LBJ East at the I-635/I-30 interchange project. Photo: courtesy of Fluor Corporation/Business Wire.

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