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Fluor Corporation has broken ground on the Interstate 35 (I-35) Capital Express South project in Austin, Texas.

Fluor secured this project in Q2 2022 from the Texas Department of Transportation.

Interstate 35 through Austin is one of the most travelled interstates in Texas.

More than 150,000 vehicles per day travel on this section of the interstate serves.

Fluor’s Infrastructure business president Thomas Nilsson said: “It is always gratifying to break ground on a new project that will provide relief from traffic congestion and improve mobility and safety.

“This project reinforces Fluor’s commitment to deliver quality infrastructure and supports economic development and commerce in Texas. This is the first in a series of vital infrastructure projects to rebuild the I-35 corridor in response to business and population expansion in Austin, one of the country’s fastest growing regions.”

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Substantial completion of the project is anticipated in early 2028.

In May this year, Fluor was chosen by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineering and Support Center for a position on the Facility Repair & Renewal Multiple Award Task Order (MATOC) VI contract.

This indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity order carried a total value not more than $450m during the five-year contract period.

With this contract, Fluor can compete for task orders across the US, its territories and other global locations.

The Facilities Repair and Renewal programme provides a quick method for design and execution of all kinds of facility repairs, renovations and construction services.

Fluor, which has been providing engineering, procurement and construction services for over 100 years, has 41,000 employees.

Last year, the Texas-based company posted revenue of $12.4bn.

Image: Fluor, Texas Department of Transportation and other team members break ground on the I-35 Capital Express South project in Austin yesterday. Credit: Business Wire/ Fluor Corporation/ Texas Department of Transportation.