Salini Impregilo’s U.S. subsidiary The Lane Construction Corporation has won a $76 million contract to widen a section of State Road 408 (SR 408) in Orange County, Florida.
The project entails adding a lane to a 3.24-mile (5.21 kilometres) stretch of the road in each direction so that each direction will have three rather than two lanes. It will also involve widening a ramp from two lanes to three lanes, adding sound walls as well as extra Open Road Tolling (ORT) lanes.
The work will help relieve congestion and improve safety along this stretch of SR 408 that handles more than 77,000 vehicles every day – a volume that is expected to increase to more than 85,000 vehicles by 2020.
Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2017 and take about 24 months to complete.
Lane has operations throughout the central region of Florida and has completed more than 450 stand-alone and plant projects in the state in the last 20 years. One of the latest projects in which it is involved is the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate in Orlando.
Lane has won a series of contracts in the United States this year, including the $188 million Three Rivers Protection & Overflow Reduction Tunnel in Indiana and a $336 million extension of the 395 Express Lanes in Virginia. The most recent ones are a $232 million project to replace the Unionport Bridge in Bronx County, New York and a $580 million contract won with parent Salini Impregilo to build the Northeast Boundary Tunnel in Washington, D.C.
Source: Salini Impregilo