Lane Construction wins $181m road-widening contract in US
April 04, 2018 – The Lane Construction, the US subsidiary of Italian company Salini Impregilo Group – has won a $181m design-build contract to widen Interstate 85 (I-85) in Cherokee County, South Carolina, US.
In recent months, Lane won a series of contracts worth $325m in roadway projects in Virginia and Florida.
These include the I-264/Witchduck Road Interchange and Ramp Extension project in Virginia Beach, Virginia; I-66 in Fairfax County, Virginia; and the Suncoast Parkway 2, a new highway leading north of Tampa, which will become part of a regional corridor along the western coast of Florida.
The I-85 widening project involves reconstructing/widening the interstate from four lanes to six lanes and upgrading four interchanges along nearly eight miles of I-85 in Cherokee County.
The project also includes reconstruction of interchange crossing roads and frontage roads and replacement of four roadway bridge structures and one railroad bridge.
Once complete, the project is expected to accommodate increased traffic volume and improve overall safety for the travelling public.
Design work will commence in April 2018 and construction will be completed by October 2021.
Lane is also involved in other work in the state, including the Port Access Road project, also a design-build project.
The Port Access Road project will provide a new direct access viaduct from the Port of Charleston to the local interstate to support the growing major container port in the US.
Besides operating three asphalt production facilities in South Carolina, Lane also sells plant and aggregate materials directly to public and private clients throughout the state.
Lane Construction, which has its headquarters in Cheshire, Connecticut, is involved in heavy civil construction services and products in the transportation, infrastructure and energy industries.
Salini Impregilo is involved in the construction of large, complex civil infrastructure, with specialisation in the water sector as well as railways and metro systems, bridges, roads and motorways, civil and industrial buildings, and airports.