Tuesday, March 29, 2022
IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that Lone Star Constructors, its joint venture with Austin Bridge & Road, has been granted final notice-to-proceed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) that releases the full contract value and positions the venture for construction to begin on Phase 2 in summer of 2022 for the Interstate 35E (I-35E) project from Interstate 635 in Dallas to the Denton County line in Carrollton, Texas. The Fluor-led team was initially awarded the contract for this project in July 2021. Fluor booked its share of the approximately $640 million contract value in the third quarter of 2021.
“This project is part of TxDOT’s long-term plan to meet current and future travel demands by improving overall mobility, operational efficiency, accessibility, safety and emergency response,” said Thomas Nilsson, president of Fluor’s Infrastructure business. “When completed, this project will help alleviate traffic congestion to the surrounding communities and improve connectivity for all people in the Dallas metroplex.”
The 6.3-mile design-build project includes full reconstruction and expansion of six existing lanes to eight with new auxiliary lanes at entrance and exit ramps, along with the reconstruction of frontage roads along the corridor. Two existing reversible toll lanes will also be reconstructed.
The project’s anticipated completion is early 2026.