Client
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
Location
Dallas, TX, U.S.

TxDOT Southern Gateway

​The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) selected Pegasus Link Constructors (PLC) as the design-build and capital maintenance team for the Southern Gateway reconstruction and improvement project.

The 11-mile project, located along I-35E and U.S. 67 in Dallas, will expand I-35E, rebuild the I-35E/U.S. 67 interchange and widen U.S. 67 from I-35E to I-20.


Client's Challenge

I-35E, south of downtown Dallas, is currently the 17th most congested roadway segment in Texas, according to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. The Southern Gateway project will reduce highway congestion, improving traffic flow for 180,000 motorists per day. The project will also enhance safety, adding shoulders and improving entrance and exit ramp movements. Bicycle and pedestrian accommodations are also proposed.

A major source of funding for the Southern Gateway comes from TxDOT's Texas Clear Lanes initiative, a program prioritizing voter-approved funding for congestion relief projects in Texas' metropolitan areas.


Fluor's Solution

PLC, a Fluor and Balfour Beatty Infrastructure joint venture, will provide design-build and maintenance ser​vices for the Southern Gateway project. PLC is currently performing work for the TxDOT's Horseshoe project along the I-30 and I-35E corridor in Dallas, expected for completion in 2017.​​

PLC will expand I-35E from four to five lanes in each direction and build two reversible, non-toll express lanes in the center of the corridor. U.S. 67 will widen from two to three lanes in each direction from I-35E to I‑​​20.​

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Conclusion

​Fluor, as part of a joint venture, was awarded a design-build contract for the Southern Ga​teway project in Dallas, a rebuild and expansion of I-35E and U.S. 67 to reduce traffic congestion. The Southern Gateway project broke ground in February 2018. Completion is anticipated in 2021.​