The replacement of aging infrastructure that has maximized its lifespan, particularly bridges, in the Greater Amarillo Area is a major priority for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
In February 2018, J. Lee Milligan Inc. (JLM) was awarded a $50.4 million contract for the reconstruction of six bridges on I-40, just east of downtown, at Whitaker Road, State Loop (SL) 355 (Lakeside Drive) and FM 1258 (Pullman Road).
The Texas Department of Transportation El Paso District will implement multiple safety projects after being awarded nearly $40 million in safety funds.
The funding is part of the "Road to Zero" initiative the Texas Transportation Commission committed to nearly a year ago.
Webber, Ferrovial's construction subsidiary in the United States, has been selected by the Texas Department of Transportation for the reconstruction of 7.4 miles (12 km) of the SL 12 highway in Dallas. The contract is worth $301 million.
The project includes the reconstruction of existing Interchanges between State Loop 12, State Spur 482, State Highway 114 and 183.
Massana Construction Inc. will be finishing a $4.9 million safety upgrade project for the Texas Department of Transportation in the city of Amarillo on August 5.
The initiative is installing four miles of cable barrier on I-40, an east-west interstate on the south side of the city; five miles of cable barrier, four miles of new guardrail and 220 ft.
Crews from OHL USA Inc. started work on the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) $78.8 million I-35 from Stassney Lane to William Cannon Drive project to improve safety and mobility in south Austin in July 2016, and they are expected to deliver the new and updated structure this summer.
The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) $47 million I-2 and Bicentennial Boulevard project in the City of McAllen, which started on Jan. 2, 2017, is expected to be delivered by crews from Anderson Columbia Co. Inc. in October.
The project is replacing the six-lane I-2 underpass at Bicentennial Boulevard with a 287 by 128-ft.
Safety features will be added or enhanced along six highways in Northeast Texas during the coming year, according to plans approved in March by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
"We are looking at installing additional safety features on culverts and drainage structures along several sections of highways in Harrison and Panola Counties," said Ray Brady, area engineer of TxDOT in Marshall.
In an effort to accelerate funding and construction on I-35 through Central Texas, the Texas Transportation Commission discussed a proposed plan at its meeting last month to add an additional $4.3 billion to build new lanes on I35 through Austin. The funding would be in addition to already approved amount, bringing the total investment on the I-35 Capital Express Project to $7.5 billion.
The second-most populous state in the country continues to grow by an average of 1,100 per day, with state demographers predicting that the populations in five metropolitan areas (Austin, Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth and San Antonio) may double by 2050.
TxDOT is acting to help reduce the risk of COVID-19. The department recently took several steps to protect the public and TxDOT employees. At the same time, TxDOT remains committed to delivering services to its customers all over the Lone Star State.
Work on projects to improve the transportation system continues, as does TxDOT's ongoing work to maintain and operate its state's transportation system, to include ferry operations.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is investing $32.8 million to upgrade 1.7 mi. of Interstate 30, which will include a new overpass and the rebuilding of frontage roads (concrete pavement) and ramps, in the city of Rockwall (Rockwall County), just east of Dallas.