Three of the state's major freeway and highway projects have earned regional awards in a national transportation competition that focuses on efforts to strengthen communities, improve the quality of life and foster a more efficient economy.
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced the Arizona Department of Transportation projects, including the new Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway in the Phoenix area, have won first place awards in the organization's west region.
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority's (Mobility Authority) $743 million, 183 South project in Greater Austin will consist of a new tolled expressway with three lanes in each direction on an 8-mi. section of U.S. 183 between U.S. 290 and SH 71.
Walsh Construction and joint venture partner Fluor Corporation have broken ground on Phase One of the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Red and Purple Line Modernization Program. The $2.1 billion project is the largest capital improvement in the history of the CTA.
Spurred by fast growth in northern Texas, crews are adding frontage lanes to I-20 in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The new lanes will be wider frontage roads. Cost of the project is set at $54 million.
The project includes construction of new frontage roads and ramps, reconstruction and reconfiguration of the intersections at Robinson Road and Carrier Parkway, reconstruction and reconfiguration of a section of Westchase Drive south of I-20, construction of U-turns at Carrier Parkway and Belt Line Road and construction of sidewalks along I-20 frontage roads and a section of Robinson Road and Carrier Parkway.
Fluor Corporation announced that the Fluor-led joint venture company composed of Fluor and Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc. was selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to design and construct the I-635 LBJ East Project in Dallas. The Fluor team's scope of work includes the widening and full reconstruction of about 11 mi.
Groundbreaking on a $925 million natural gas-fired power plant could take place as early as this summer in Lordstown, Ohio.
Clean Energy Future, the project's developer, has begun to solicit the final investments it hopes will make the 940 MW plant, known as the Trumbull Energy Center, a reality.
Fluor Corporation announced that its LAX Integrated Express Solutions joint venture team recently broke ground on the Los Angeles International Airport's Automated People Mover project for Los Angeles World Airports. Fluor and its partners are set to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the $4.9 billion project over the next 30 years.
Alba Gonzalez, a welding general foreman on the MEGlobal ethylene glycol plant construction project in Freeport, Texas, reflects on her career as a welder and why it's the best thing ever to do something she loves:
Welding first caught my attention in high school when I took classes at my high school in Deer Park, Texas.
Fluor Corporation announced that it was named to the Fortune 2019 World's Most Admired Companies list. This is the 19th consecutive year that Fluor has been recognized with this honor.
"From designing pharmaceutical facilities that help save lives to building bridges that connect our communities, our employees are transforming the world," said David Seaton, Fluor's chairman and CEO.
Fluor Corporation announced that ioneer Ltd. has selected Fluor to deliver its lithium and boron mine outside of Tonopah, Nev. Fluor will initially provide a definitive feasibility study, and subsequently, engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services as the project progresses.
Fluor Corporation has announced financial results for its third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2018. Earnings attributable to Fluor for the third quarter were $77 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, compared to $94 million, or $0.67 per diluted share a year ago.