Fluor-led joint venture breaks ground on phase 1 of I-35 NEX south project in San Antonio

Fluor-led joint venture breaks ground on phase 1 of I-35 NEX south project in San Antonio

Fluor Corporation announced that its joint venture with Austin Bridge & Road, known as Lone Star Constructors, has broken ground on Phase 1 of the Interstate 35 Northeast Expansion South project in San Antonio, Texas. This project, commissioned by the Texas Department of Transportation , was awarded to Fluor in the second quarter of 2023 and is valued at $700 million.

The groundbreaking event was attended by notable figures including Charles Benavidez, TxDOT San Antonio district engineer; Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, State Representative for Texas House District 120; J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission; Grant Moody, Bexar County Commissioner precinct 3; Marc D. Williams, TxDOT executive director; Shawn West, president of Fluor Infrastructure; and Pike Riegert, project manager for Lone Star Constructors.

“Phase 1 of the I-35 NEX South project builds on Fluor’s more than two decades of work helping TxDOT improve safety and vehicular mobility across the state,” said Shawn West, President of Fluor’s Infrastructure business. “This project reinforces Fluor’s commitment to deliver quality infrastructure and supports economic development and commerce in Texas.”

The I-35 corridor is one of the most travelled interstates in Texas, serving more than 150,000 vehicles per day. Phase 1 of the project includes the addition of three elevated lanes, which will consist of two mainlanes and one high-occupancy vehicle lane in each direction. These lanes will extend from the I-35/I-410 South interchange to the I-35/I-410 North interchange along I-35.

Substantial completion of Phase 1 is anticipated in early 2028, aiming to improve traffic flow and safety along this critical corridor.

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20 May 2024