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Mammoet's crew successfully set four precast box-girder bridge units into place as part of the construction of the "Signature Bridge" in Irving, Texas, for the Texas Department of Transportation and its general contractor Webber LLC. Once complete, the bridge will stretch 500 ftl.

Webber LLC will deliver the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) $39.5 million Signature Bridge project, a 500-ft. long north-south structure that spans State Highway 114 in the city of Irving that will connect the old Texas Stadium, the former home of the Dallas Cowboys (south side) with a large development area – 78 acres – on the north side.

After a nationwide search, HOLT CAT has announced the appointment of Joyce Pingel as senior vice president, chief information officer and head of digital. In the role, she will be responsible for leading, managing and directing IT and digital functions while providing strategic direction for the information technologies and communication systems at HOLT.

Crews from Skanska, USA broke ground on the newest facility at the Audubon Metals Texas Plant project. Audubon reached an agreement with officials in Corsicana and Navarro County to build the facility there by investing $50 million. Audubon President Brian Hawkes said that as per the agreement, the 95-acre facility is to be located at Highway 31 Industrial Park in Corsicana, employing approximately 100 personnel.

After several weeks of preparations, SpaceX has begun assembling the massive ‘high bay' it will use to stack and outfit Starship's massive Super Heavy boosters. Over the last six months, SpaceX has been expanding and upgrading its Boca Chica Starship factory, part of which has included building multiple ‘high bays' (also known as vehicle/vertical assembling builds or VABs).

A national general contractor has opened an office in San Antonio with hopes to boost its presence in South Texas. Birmingham, Alabama-based Robins & Morton opened the local office to serve its clients in the region and expand its reach, said Eric Groat, operations manager and office leader in San Antonio for the firm.

A project to rebuild 16 mi. of Highway 385 in southern Andrews County began in June. Work also will be done on the service roads just south of the city of Andrews. FNF Construction of Tempe, Ariz., won the project with a low bid of a little more than $49.8 million.

IROCK Crushers has recently expanded the territory of their dealer, IPE Aggregate, into Dallas and Houston. IPE Aggregate had most recently represented IROCK in parts of Texas and Mexico. IPE Aggregate has been serving the aggregate, construction and mining industry for over 18 years and is headquartered in McAllen.

Nearly 90 mi. of roads in five counties will be worked on throughout the rest of this month. A second district seal coat project is under way across the Odessa District of the Texas Department of Transportation. Brannan Paving Co. of Victoria won the project with a bid of a little more than $6.65 million.

Amazon.com Inc. is building another 850,000-sq.-ft. fulfillment center in the Houston area. Dallas-based Trammell Crow Co. is the developer for the project, which is being built on 93.5 acres at 10507 Harlem Rd., Richmond, in Fort Bend County, according to a press release.

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.