JV chosen for $625M Southern Gateway project

WCN Editorial Team 5 May 2017 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

A joint venture of Balfour Beatty and Fluor Corporation has been awarded a $625M contract to reconstruct and improve an 11-mile stretch of road in Dallas, Texas.

The JV will be responsible for increasing capacity on Interstate 35E (I-35E), rebuilding the I-35E/US67 interchange and widening the US67 from I-35E to I-20.

The scheme will improve road-user safety and relieve congestion for the 180,000 motorists who use the road every day.

Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty Group chief executive, said: “We are pleased to have been selected by the Texas Department of Transportation for the ‘Southern Gateway’.  This award recognises our expertise and track record for delivering complex design-build transportation projects following our successful delivery of the adjacent Dallas Horseshoe Project”. 

Hans Dekker, president of Fluor’s infrastructure business line, said: “Fluor is proud to lead the joint venture team that will oversee the design-build and capital maintenance of this project.

“Our team brings an integrated solutions approach to designing and building complex mega-projects and our long-standing relationship with Balfour Beatty solidifies our ability to deliver complex projects for Texas.”

Construction work is expected to start in late 2017 and be complete in 2021. During the construction peak 700 people will be employed.

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