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News » US » Webber wins $360m of Texas highway projects » published 5 Sep 2018

Webber wins $360m of Texas highway projects

Webber is set to be carrying out recruitment in Texas after winning three bridge and road contracts with a combined value of almost US$360m.

Webber Heavy Civil president Josh Goyne said: “We are excited to have won a major project in each of our regions – South Texas, Central Texas and North Texas – which will keep our crews busy and allow us to add additional talent in the coming months.”

The projects for Texas Department of Transportation include expansion of existing roads for IH 10 in Houston, IH 35 in Austin and FM 156 in Fort Worth.

Largest of the schemes was the IH 10 project, which consists of a 10.2-mile work zone from 0.85 miles west of FM 3538 to east of the Brazos River. The project was bid at US$279 million and is the largest hard-bid project awarded in Webber’s history.

The scope of the project includes widening the roadway from two lanes in each direction to three lanes including a complete rebuild of existing main lanes and the frontage roads. One of the project challenges will include replacing the 955 linear foot bridges over the Brazos River. The bridges include 690 linear feet of steel girder units with 6,392,500 pounds of 96-inch steel plate girders. In total, the project will include installation of more than 1,260,000 square yards of concrete pavement, 472,000 square feet of bridge deck and 28,800 linear feet of box culvert. The project is scheduled to last about 42 months, beginning in December 2019 with substantial completion expected in summer 2023.

 

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This article was published on 5 Sep 2018 (last updated on 5 Sep 2018).

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