CHESHIRE, CT – The Lane Construction Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Webuild Group, has recently been awarded a $233 million contract to increase capacity, mobility, and connectivity on Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise in Lake County, Florida, and will help to lay the foundation for a better future for all Floridians and its visitors.
The project, which stretches seven miles from the Minneola Interchange to O’Brien Road, is part of Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FDOT) efforts to widen the Mainline Turnpike from Orlando to I-75. Florida’s Turnpike traverses the state from Miami to I-75 near Wildwood and is a major freight route for trucks. Due to ever-increasing traffic volumes, additional congestion and delays already experienced by travelers in the area have grown. Once completed, the highway will provide added traffic capacity for Florida residents and the over 100 million visitors the area sees each year along this critical travel and hurricane evacuation route.
The project’s scope of work includes widening the Turnpike Mainline from four to eight lanes (four lanes in each direction), as well as constructing new stormwater treatment facilities, new bridge structures new tolling sites, signing, pavement markings, lighting, communications, intelligent traffic systems (ITS), and interchange improvements. Work is expected to begin this fall.
As the builders of a safer and more connected America, Lane’s portfolio of work spans across the state helping shape more livable communities thanks to key infrastructure projects. In Tampa, the company is widening a busy downtown section of I-275 to provide more efficient mobility of people and goods through the Tampa Bay area. In February, it opened the award-winning Suncoast Parkway (SR 589), five months early, constructing a section of new highway located north of Tampa as part of a regional corridor along the western coast of Florida. In the greater Orlando area in Osceola County, residents will experience an ease in traffic congestion and improved regional commuting once work is completed on the Poinciana Parkway. Late last year, Lane completed another section of Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise in Orange and Osceola Counties, six months early, winning a Best In Construction award. Finally, Lane is constructing a critical interchange project in Orlando that will complete the beltway around Orlando, at the intersection of I-4, SR 417, and the nearly completed new Wekiva Parkway (SR 429).
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.