Texas Department of Transportation contract includes widening of 6.7 miles of highway north of Houston, TX
Webber, LCC, a subsidiary of Ferrovial, has been selected by the Texas Department of Transportation to widen the I-45 corridor along the primary hurricane and disaster evacuation route for Houston and Galveston. The project was bid at $119 million and is scheduled to be completed within four years.
The contract includes expanding the interstate to six travel lanes and replacing existing bridges, drainage structures, and frontage roads. I-45 typically carries 48,000 vehicles per day, according to 2015 traffic counts by TxDOT, and the expansion will enhance freight mobility while addressing chronic congestion along the I-45 corridor.
Tim Creson, President & CEO of Webber, said: “We are happy to start out the year with a great winning streak for Webber and hope to keep the momentum going with the long list of TxDOT work available to bid in 2017.”
About Webber, LLC
Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as the largest transportation contractor in the Texas/Louisiana region for the past four years. For more information, please visit wwebber.com.
Ferrovial is one of the world’s leading infrastructure operators and municipal services companies, committed to developing sustainable solutions. The company has 74,000 employees and operates in over 20 countries. Its main business areas are: Toll Roads, Services, Construction and Airports. It is a member of Spain’s blue-chip IBEX 35 index and is also included in prestigious sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good.