Texas set to spend US$8.9 billion on roads

By Mike Hayes05 April 2017

Construction work on the Grand Parkway in Texas

Construction work on the Grand Parkway in Texas

The Texas Transportation Commission has authorised the spending of US$8.9 billion, to drive forward more than 230 road construction projects.

In a statement, following the decision, Commissioner J Bruce Bugg Jr said the funds to be released represented 44% of the Texas Department of Transportation’s 10-year budget.

Additionally, a decision was made to award a $1.2 billion highway project to Grand Parkway Infrastructure.

The work involves the design and build of a 70 km tollway extension, which will include two toll lanes and passing sections.

The firm contracted to undertake the work is Grand Parkway Infrastructure, a joint venture between Ferrovial Agroman US, Granite Construction and Webber.

Work will start in early 2018, with completion anticipated early in 2022. 

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