Fluor was awarded a Bid-Build contract for the construction of the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Interstate Highway (IH) 20 Frontage Roads project in Dallas County, Texas. The project includes the construction of 2.4 miles of new frontage roads and ramps between SH 161/Lake Ridge Parkway and Belt Line Road, intersection reconstruction and reconfiguration, and construction of U-turns and sidewalks.
Each IH 20 frontage road will consist of one to two 12-foot-wide inside travel lanes, one 14-foot-wide outside shared-use lane and one 12-foot-wide auxiliary lane. Portions of the existing eastbound and westbound frontage road between SH 161 and Robinson Road will be removed and reconfigured to align with the new frontage roads.
The investment by TxDOT in the improvements of IH 20, a main arterial route in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, is part of the overall development of Dallas County and will continue the area's commercial and industrial development.
Fluor's strategic self-perform platform was formed to execute projects like the IH 20 Frontage Roads, bringing TxDOT a strong partner in the Bid-Build market and a robust platform to support the state's growing infrastructure needs. The IH 20 Frontage Roads project award allows Fluor the opportunity to continue development of its construction resources and knowledge of the Bid-Build market in Texas.
Project construction was scheduled to begin in the winter of 2017, and will take approximately two and a half years to complete. This project utilizes Fluor's self-perform construction capabilities and positions Fluor to support the growing demand for infrastructure development and investment.