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
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 16:53
Written by Staff
The City of Irving is transitioning from Stage One to Stage Two water restrictions May 13. With Irving’s move to Stage Two restrictions, residents and businesses only may water a maximum of two times per week on designated days. Stage Two irrigation restrictions for the City of Irving are as follows:
Even-numbered addresses (those ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) may water on Tuesday and Saturday.
Odd-numbered addresses (those ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) may water on Wednesday and Sunday.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 16:11
Written by Sissy Courtney
Celebrities escorted young cancer survivors dressed in spring finery down the catwalk at the 25th Annual Children’s Cancer Fund Luncheon and Fashion Show May 3, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. The dark clouds of children’s cancer cleared and the real stars shown through – the kids.
Hailee Russell Aplin, a seventh grader at Irving’s Lamar Middle School, glided down the runway with singer-songwriter Terry McDermott, runner-up on The Voice last season. Hailee sings in the Lamar choir and said she would like to go to the United Kingdom someday, because she likes the accents of the people who live there. McDermott is a Scottish-born American who lives in New Orleans, LA.
McDermott said he has a friend on Twitter who works for one of the sponsors of the event, and she asked him to come.
“She said it was very worthwhile and I said I would be delighted to,” McDermott said. “I saw Hailee’s artwork; it’s very abstract, impressionist, which I love. I’ve read her story, so I was excited to meet her.”
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 15:25
Written by Amanda Casanova
City Council candidates are preparing for another month of campaigning as four contenders head into a June runoff election to claim their seats on the Irving City Council.
The runoff elections for Place 1, where John Danish will face Loren Byers, and Place 2, where Allan Meagher will face Kensley Stewart, will take place on June 15.
In the May 11 election for Place 1, Danish took 49 percent of 593 votes. Byers earned 32 percent. Luis Reyes followed with 11 percent of votes and Juan Martin Ronco, Jr. took about 7 percent.
In the race for Place 2, an at-large position, Meagher received about 38 percent of 4,684 votes. Stewart took about 28 percent of the vote. Rene Castilla managed about 26 percent of votes and Francis Schommer only earned 7 percent of votes.
Gerald Farris won the place 7 seat by default.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 15:10
Written by Will Jukes
Dallas, TX - Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities raised over 1 million dollars for various charities, mostly youth programs, at Dancing with the Smiths on May 10. The event, part of the Smiths' annual celebrity golf tournament, featured an auction of some of Emmitt's outfits from his time on Dancing with the Stars, as well as opportunities to meet the legendary running back in person.
The Smiths are well known for their charitable giving, which tends to support youth programs in North Texas. Now though, they've gone a bit further afield.
“A family friend recommended the camp to them, so they called me up. I talked to Pat and Emmitt without realizing who was talking to at first. It wasn't until later that I realized who they were,” said Steve Baskin, owner and director of Camp Champions.
Camp Champions is a summer camp located on the north-east shore of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson between Austin and San Antonio. In many ways it's not that unusual; parents who send their kids there can rest assured the youngsters will get the classic summer camp experience, sunburns and all.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 15:09