Webuild’s Lane is lowest bidder for $176m Texas toll highway job

Lane, the US subsidiary of Italy’s Webuild Group, has been declared the apparent low bidder for a $176m toll road contract in central Texas.

It will work on the Phase III extension of the 183A tollway project in Williamson County, adding two tolled-mainlanes 6.6 miles in each direction from Hero Way to North of SH 29, and construct a shared use path from Hero Way to Seward Junction South.

Scheduled to finish in October 2024, the project is being commissioned by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority to manage projected congestion amid high population growth in the greater Austin metropolitan area.

Based on current trends, the authority expects the area’s population to grow by more than 270% in the next 20 years.

The extension involves building 17 bridges, two over the South Fork San Gabriel River.

Webuild said the win consolidates its presence in North America, its biggest market by revenue.

Other work being done by Lane in the US includes the I-405 in Washington State, others in North Carolina, the I-10 Corridor Express Lanes in California, and the construction of the Wekiva Parkway in Florida.

In Texas, the Group is involved in the development of a high-speed railway between Dallas and Houston.

Image: A section of the preliminary design schematic for the  the Phase III extension of the 183A tollway project, by WSP USA Inc. (Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority)

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