Lane Construction, the US subsidiary of Italian construction company Salini Impregilo Group, has won two contracts worth $400m in the road and water sectors in North Carolina and Tennessee.
In North Carolina, the company has won a $346m contract to design and build improvements to the I-440/US 1 from south of Walnut Street to north of Wade Avenue.
As part of the work, the interstate will be widened to six lanes from four for 6.5 miles to ease traffic access and flow.
The work also involves replacing pavement and bridges and upgrading interchanges.
Work under this contract is expected to start in early 2019 and be completed by mid-2023.
In Tennessee, Lane has won a $39m contract to upgrade a treatment plant in Knoxville.
The plant’s secondary treatment capacity of sanitary sewer flows during heavy rainfall will be increased to up to 454 million litres per day.
Work is expected to commence immediately and be completed by 2021.
Lane is already working on two similar projects in Georgia for $58m.
The first project involves expansion of the Little River Water Reclamation Facility in Fulton County. Under the second project, improvements will be taken up for the South Columbus Water Resources Facility in Columbus.
Lane and Salini Impregilo are also working on major hydraulic tunnelling projects to help cities better handle combined sewer overflows and reduce the pollution of rivers and lakes.
These projects include the Three Rivers Protection & Overflow Reduction Tunnel (3RPORT) in Ft Wayne, Indiana; the Dugway Storage Tunnel in Cleveland, Ohio; and the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) in Washington, DC.
Other contracts won in 2018 include the $253m construction of a section of the Wekiva Parkway in Florida, the $404m I-10 Corridor Contract 1 Express Lanes in California, and the $181m widening of the I-85 in South Carolina.
Recently, Salini Impregilo has signed an agreement with Texas Central, developers of the 240-mile, high-speed train service between Houston and North Texas, to lead a civil construction consortium that will build it.
Image: A Lane worker at a construction site. Photo: Courtesy of The Lane Construction Corporation.