HOUSTON, September 4, 2018 – Webber, LCC was awarded three Texas Department of Transportation projects in late August, which amounts to nearly $360 million in bridge and roadway work. The projects include expansion of existing roads for IH 10 in Houston, IH 35 in Austin and FM 156 in Fort Worth.
“Webber won $360 million in heavy civil work and the following week was named ENR Texas & Louisiana’s Top Contractor of the Year, so August has been a great month for the company,” said Josh Goyne, President of Webber Heavy Civil. “We are excited to have won a major project in each of our regions – South Texas, Central Texas and North Texas – which will keep our crews busy and allow us to add additional talent in the coming months.”
IH 10 in Austin County
Webber was the low bidder for the IH 10 project that consists of a 10.2-mile work zone from 0.85 miles west of FM 3538 to east of the Brazos River. The project was bid at $279 million and is the largest hard bid project awarded in Webber’s history.
The scope of the project includes widening the roadway from two lanes in each direction to three lanes including a complete rebuild of existing mainlanes and the frontage roads. One of the project challenges will include replacing the 955 linear foot bridges over the Brazos River which includes 690 linear foot of steel girder units with 6,392,500 pounds of 96-inch steel plate girders. In total, the project will include installation of more than 1,260,000 square yards of concrete pavement, 472,000 square feet of bridge deck and 28,800 linear feet of box culvert.
This area has very heavy traffic with businesses and subdivisions along the right-of-way, which will require restricted work hours and numerous days with no lane closures allowed. The project is scheduled to last about 42 months, beginning December 2019 with substantial completion expected in Summer 2023.
IH 35 in Hays County
Webber was the low bidder for the IH 35 project that consists of a five-mile work zone from 0.741-mile north of Posey Road to Comal County Line in Austin.
The project was bid at $31.7 million and includes removing and replacing the existing bridge at Posey Road. The location will go from an overpass above IH 35 to a bridge underpass on IH 35 with frontage road work. This will involve three major traffic changes on IH 35 to build the bridge in three sections. The frontage roads will be widened, U-turns will be added and cross culverts will be replaced under both frontage roads and mainlanes within mainlane reconstruction limits. In addition, Webber will mill, seal and overlay IH 35 mainlanes from Centerpoint to the Hays/Comal County line. The key challenge will be building a bridge on IH 35 while maintaining the same interstate traffic.
The project is scheduled to begin January 2019 and with substantial completion in Spring 2021.
FM 156 in Tarrant County
Webber was the low bidder for the FM 156 project that consists of a 3.8-mile work zone from US 81/US 287 to Watauga Road/McLeroy Boulevard north of Fort Worth. This area has very heavy traffic with businesses and subdivisions along the right-of-way, which will require restricted work hours and numerous days with no lane closures allowed.
The project was bid at $48 million and includes widening the roadway from two lanes to four lanes with a raised median, as well as creating shared use lanes to accommodate bicyclists and sidewalks separated from the roadway. The project will also include expanding four existing bridges. In total, the project will include installation of over 171,000 square yards of 10-foot concrete pavement, 8,630 linear feet of box culvert and nearly 15,000 linear feet of pipe. The project is scheduled to begin March 2019 and with substantial completion expected in the Spring of 2022.
Founded in 1963, Webber is one of the largest general contractors in Texas and known for its award winning projects in transportation, waterworks and commercial construction. Webber also specializes in environmentally friendly and recycled construction materials that eliminate the use of about 1.5 million cubic yards of landfill space annually while supplying contractors with quality recycled and locally sourced materials.
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