Florida road wins for Vinci
By Chris Sleight28 July 2015
Hubbard Construction, the US subsidiary of Vinci’s road building arm, Eurovia, has won four road building contracts in Florida, us with a total value of US$ 200 million. The projects are part of the state’s US$ 10 billion Florida Transportation Plan, which was unveiled in January.
The largest contract is the US$ 92.5 million scheme to widen a 6.5 km stretch of State Road 528 in Orlando from Florida's Turnpike to I-4. It also includes widening of six bridges, comprehensive refurbishment of two bridges and construction of two new access bridges.
In a separate agreement, Hubbard will supply and place asphalt mix for the “I-4 Ultimate Improvement” project over the coming six years. More than 1 million tonnes of material will be used on the scheme in central Florida to widen a 24 km section between Orlando and Longwood to 10 lanes. The contract value is US$ 74 million.
Meanwhile, a project in the city of Orlando will see the company widen and upgrade a section of International Drive (I-Drive). The road serves a huge resort which is home to the State’s most-visited attractions, six of the world’s largest theme parks. The project will see the recycling of 16 km of lanes, construction of 8 km of additional lanes and development of pedestrian bridges. Landscaping, drainage, road sign and road marking works are also included in the US$ 21.5 million scheme.
Finally, Hubbard will reconstruct and widen a 2.4 km stretch of Florida State Road 21 between McMeekin and Jacksonville in Northern Florida in a US$ 15.8 million contract.