CHESHIRE, CT – The Lane Construction Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Webuild Group, announced it has been awarded a highway construction project by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to improve the safety and operations of the I-275/I-4 Downtown Interchange (DTI) in Tampa. The project adds to the company’s more than $1 billion worth of active work in Florida, a key market for the company.
The $223 million design-build project will improve the safety and operational efficiency of this major interchange, which serves nearly 200,000 drivers each day. The improvements will enhance driver safety with higher volume ramps, improved roadway geometry, dedicated local exit ramps, and updated signage. Community involvement is key to FDOT’s plan and has resulted in several enhancements including noise barrier walls, tree and vegetation preservation, replacement of greenspaces, walking trails, and many aesthetic treatments to make this facility more visually appealing to the historic community it intersects. The project will also feature new technology at crosswalk locations to promote pedestrian safety.
When work is completed, roadway safety is expected to improve, travel times are expected to be more reliable, and this route will be able to better serve its role as one of the main hurricane evacuation routes for the greater Tampa Bay region.
Construction is scheduled to being in 2023.
Last year, Lane won an $85 million contract for an adjacent project along the I-275 Corridor from the I-4/I-275 Interchange to north of Hillsborough Avenue. Currently under construction, this project will enhance safety and traffic operations, add general use capacity, provide sound barriers, and integrate opportunities for transit.
Both projects are key to the surrounding innovation district known for its growing healthcare and economic center. They provide interstate access to I-75 and I-4, tourist destinations, and employment centers, as well as access to the University of South Florida, providing more efficient mobility of people and goods through the Tampa Bay area and the entire state.
Lane’s portfolio of sustainable mobility and water management projects currently underway in the state are shaping more livable communities and healthier ecosystems thanks to key infrastructure. Ongoing projects include the Wekiva Parkway in Seminole County; the Poinciana Parkway in Osceola County; and Suncoast Parkway in Hernando and Citrus Counties; and the Caloosahatchee West Basin Storage Reservoir in LaBelle, an Everglades restoration project.
About Lane Construction
The Lane Construction Corporation is one of America’s leading construction companies, specializing in large, complex civil infrastructure. For over 130 years, it has contributed to the development of the country’s transportation systems including the Interstate Highway and a vast network of roads, bridges, airports, metros and railways. Lane specializes in sustainable mobility, tunneling, and water resources to address sustainable development and climate change adaptation challenges. It is also a pioneer in project delivery methods and the use of design-build and public-private partnerships. Lane projects include the C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir in Florida, an Everglades restoration effort; the I-10 Corridor Express Lanes in California; the Ship Canal Water Quality Project in Seattle, Washington; and the 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (NEXT) project in Washington, D.C. Based in Cheshire, Connecticut, it is wholly owned by Webuild, a global infrastructure group. For more information, visit www.laneconstruct.com.
About Webuild Group
Webuild, the new Group born in 2020 from Salini Impregilo, is a leading global player in the construction of large, complex projects for sustainable mobility (rail, metro, bridges, roads, ports), hydropower (dams, power plants), water (treatment and desalination plants, wastewater management, irrigation dams) and green buildings (civil and industrial buildings, airports, stadiums, hospitals). It supports clients in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations. The Group is the expression of 116 years of engineering experience applied in 50 countries with 80,000 direct and indirect employees from more than 100 nationalities. Iconic projects, completed or under construction, include the M4 metro line in Milan, a section of Line 16 of the Grand Paris Express, Cityringen in Copenhagen, the viaduct and bridge for Sydney Metro Northwest in Australia, Red Line North Underground in Doha, Line 3 of Riyadh Metro and high-speed railways in Italy. Others include the Genova San Giorgio Bridge in Italy, the Long Beach International Gateway Bridge in Long Beach, California, the expansion of the Panama Canal, the Snowy 2.0 hydroelectric scheme in Australia, the Rogun hydroelectric dam in Tajikistan, the Anacostia River and Northeast Boundary tunnels in Washington, D.C., and the Al Bayt 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar. At the end of December 2021, it had a total order backlog amounting to €45.4 billion, with 92% of the construction backlog relating to projects linked to SDGs. Webuild, subject to direction and coordination by Salini Costruttori S.p.A., is headquartered in Italy and is listed on the Milan stock exchange (Borsa Italiana: WBD; Reuters: WBD.MI; Bloomberg: WBD:IM).
More information at www.webuildgroup.com.