Written by Staff
Fluor Corporation announced that a company joint venture recently executed the contract with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for the design, construction, and potential maintenance of the Horseshoe Project in Dallas. Pegasus Link Constructors LLC (PLC), the Fluor-led joint venture, was selected as the best value proposer for the project by TxDOT in the fourth quarter of 2012. Along with the signing of the contract, PLC received a notice to proceed (NTP) with the design phase and the construction NTP is expected shortly.
TxDOT’s overall estimate for the design, construction, utilities and right of way for the project is approximately $798 million. Fluor booked the contract into backlog in the first quarter of 2013.
“Our selection for the Horseshoe Project in Dallas is another great example of the exceptional expertise and world class execution that Fluor brings to infrastructure work in Texas,” said Herb Morgan, business line lead for Fluor’s Infrastructure business. “Whether it’s SH-130 outside of Austin or the recently completed SH-161 extension in Dallas/Fort Worth, we are proud of the safe, on-time and on-budget projects we have helped accomplish in the state.”
The Horseshoe Project’s scope of work includes I-30 from Sylvan Avenue to I-35E and I-35E from north of Eighth Street to north of the I-30/I-35E interchange in Dallas as well as construction of a fully designed Santiago Calatrava signature bridge. When completed, the project will correct some of the existing geometric issues causing congestion, repair and replace some of the deteriorating structures, and add capacity to the interchange and frontage roads. The I-30 and I-35E corridor carries more than 460,000 vehicles per weekday and portions were rated ninth and 17th on TxDOT’s 2012 most congested roadways report.
TxDOT is utilizing design-build project delivery which will result in a shorter construction schedule and lower overall cost. Construction on the Horseshoe Project is expected to begin in the summer of 2013 with a projected completion date of 2017.
Pegasus Link Constructors is a joint venture made up of Fluor Enterprises, Inc. (55 percent owner), and Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. (45 percent owner). The PLC team includes Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. (lead designer), AECOM (design), Raba Kistner Consultants, Inc. (independent construction quality assurance support and independent environmental compliance support), Kleinfelder Central, Inc. (geotechnical engineering), VMS (capital maintenance), and a number of local engineering consultants.
The Horseshoe Project is dedicated to improving mobility along I-30 and I-35E near downtown Dallas' Central Business District in a safe, efficient, reliable, and environmentally sensitive manner.
Source: Fluor Corporation