Lane, a U.S. subsidiary of the Salini Impregilo Group, has won two contracts in the road and water sectors in North Carolina and Tennessee for a combined worth of $400 million, further consolidating its leadership in the country.
In North Carolina, Lane has been selected as “best value proposer” for a $346-million contract to design and build improvements to the I-440/US 1 from south of Walnut Street to north of Wade Avenue, including the widening of the interstate to six lanes from four for 6.5 miles to ease traffic access and flow. The work, which also involves replacing pavement and bridges and upgrading interchanges, is expected to start in early 2019 and be completed by mid-2023
In Tennessee, it has won a $39-million contract to upgrade a major treatment plant in Knoxville to increase its secondary treatment capacity of sanitary sewer flows during heavy rainfall to up to 120 million gallons (about 454 million litres) per day. Work is expected to start immediately and be completed by 2021
Lane is working on two similar projects in Georgia for a combined worth of $58 million. One is an expansion of the Little River Water Reclamation Facility in Fulton County, while the other is an improvement to the South Columbus Water Resources Facility in Columbus
Along with Salini Impregilo, Lane is also working on major hydraulic tunneling projects to help cities better handle combined sewer overflows and reduce the pollution of their rivers and lakes, such as the Three Rivers Protection & Overflow Reduction Tunnel (3RPORT) in Ft. Wayne, Indiana; the Dugway Storage Tunnel in Cleveland, Ohio; and the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) in Washington, D.C.
In the road and highway sector, Lane ranks among the top three builders in the United States by revenue, according to the U.S. trade publication Engineering News-Record (ENR). Other contracts won this year include the $253-million construction of a section of the Wekiva Parkway in Florida, the $404-million I-10 Corridor Contract 1 Express Lanes in California, and the $181-million widening of the I-85 in South Carolina.
Salini Impregilo is also bringing its expertise in high-speed trains, another sector in which it excels. It recently signed a limited notice to proceed with Texas Central, developers of the 240-mile, high-speed train service between Houston and North Texas. The Group will serve as the lead for the civil construction consortium that will build it.
Source: Salini Impregilo