Webber Awarded $201M SH 146 Expansion in Harris County

Houston, June 4, 2018 – Webber, LLC was the apparent low bidder for the Texas Department of Transportation’s project to widen SH 146 in southeast Houston. This highly anticipated local project was bid at $201.8 million and is scheduled to be completed within five years.

SH 146 is currently a multilane, paved highway with a center, grassy median along the project route. The contract includes widening the highway to six lanes with an additional four express lanes from Red Bluff road to north of SH 96, approximating at 4.36 miles. To further alleviate traffic, a 12,628-foot long bridge will also be built across Galveston Bay. Being one of Houston’s designated hurricane evacuation corridor, this project has been long-anticipated by local officials and the community. The project is scheduled to begin January 1, 2019.

In addition, an estimated $1.5 million will be used for multiple renovations across three schools, including San Jacinto Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School and Liberty High School. These improvements include updates to existing facilities, such as roofing, walkway cover, tennis court surface and parking light pole replacement.

“We know that this widening project has been long-awaited by the Seabrook community,” said Curtis Van Cleve, president of Webber’s Heavy Civil business line. “Our project team will make traffic control and value engineering a priority to maximize traffic flow while minimizing economic impact on local businesses and the traveling public.”

Rendering of proposed expansion project.
Rendering of proposed expansion project.

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 one of the largest transportation contractors in the Texas/Louisiana region.

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