A joint venture team has been awarded the US$1.7 billion I-635 LBJ East infrastructure project in Dallas, Texas. Fluor Corporation heads the joint venture, which also includes Balfour Beatty Infrastructure. The partners will carry out the contract to design and construct the I-635 LBJ East Project in Dallas for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
The scope of work includes the widening and full reconstruction of nearly 18km of the I-635 route, which is also known as LBJ Freeway. In addition, the contract includes an option for Fluor to provide capital maintenance services following construction of the project. Fluor anticipates the company will book the contract value in the third quarter of 2019.
The I-635 LBJ East Project will improve the capacity and efficiency of the portion of the I-635 loop around north and east Dallas from east of US Highway 75 to I-30. This includes significant reconstruction and improvements to the I-30 interchange and a section of I-30 from west of Gus Thomasson Road to east of N. Galloway Avenue in Dallas County, Texas.
The project includes adding a general purpose lane in each direction and rebuilding the existing managed lane in each direction to this section of I-635. The project will also feature the construction of continuous frontage roads with numerous intersection improvements for the frontage roads and cross streets to function more efficiently, including the design and construction of a signature bridge at the Skillman/Audelia intersection. The goal is to improve mobility and reduce traffic congestion in a main Dallas-Fort Worth commuter corridor that carries more than 200,000 vehicles/day. The completed project is also expected to improve safety and mobility within the I-635 corridor as well as improve the access to existing roadway connections and should be ready for traffic in 2024.