Balfour Beatty has been awarded a $625 million (c. £484 million) contract to reconstruct and improve the ‘Southern Gateway’, an 11 mile stretch of road in Dallas, Texas. The contract has been awarded in joint venture to Pegasus Link Constructors LLC, a joint venture between Balfour Beatty (45 per cent) and Fluor Corporation (55 per cent). The Texas Department of Transportation awarded the contract as part of the Clear Lanes initiative, a programme that prioritises funding for congestion relief projects in Texas’ metropolitan areas.
The improvement scheme will improve road-user safety and relieve congestion for the 180,000 motorists who use the road each day through smoothing and rebuilding existing road elements, enhancing traffic operations and improving entrance and exit ramps. Works include increasing capacity on Interstate 35E (I-35E), south of downtown Dallas, rebuilding the I-35E/U.S.67 interchange and widening the U.S.67 from I-35E to I-20. Read More