Related Links: Funding for Austin�s Manor Expressway Speeds Project Ahead Transportation Commission Selects Private Firm for Agency Review Fort Worth Street Widening, Improvement Project Under Way Bridge Beams Go Up in Woodall Rodgers Extension Project in Dallas Plano�s Eastbound Parker Road Bridge at U.S. 75 Completed Stimulus Projects Started on Longview Roads Wichita Falls Flyover North to West Ramp Opened $88-Million IH-35 Project in Waco Moves with Bridge Demolition Odessa�s New $24-Million JBS Interchange Opens Sam Houston Tollway Construction Improves Exit Ramps TxDOT Implements Safe Routes to School Program in West Texas Construction Contract Let for Segment 3A of Toll
Related Links: Corgan Converts Natatorium Into Culinary Arts Building New Texas A&M Agriculture Headquarters Breaks Ground UH Freshman Housing Facility Construction Under Way Dallas Cowboys Break Ground on Mega-Merchandise HQ Hanson Installs Modular Bridge at New Braunfels Middle School The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a construction symposium and discussed a wide variety of El Paso-area construction projects. Among the high-profile projects listed by the chamber are: The U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers at Fort Bliss has $627 million worth of construction projects for bid this year and in 2010. They include: $355 million for three infrastructure
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Related Links: Funding for Austin�s Manor Expressway Speeds Project Ahead Transportation Commission Selects Private Firm for Agency Review Bridge Beams Go Up in Woodall Rodgers Extension Project in Dallas Plano�s Eastbound Parker Road Bridge at U.S. 75 Completed Stimulus Projects Started on Longview Roads Work began recently on the $17-million reconstruction project of Rosedale Street (Bus. U.S. 287) from IH-35W to U.S. 287 in Fort Worth. The 1.1-mi project will reconstruct the existing roadway from four lanes to six lanes with medians, drainage improvements and a new railroad bridge. The project is a partnership between the city of Fort Worth,
Texas A&M Breaks Ground on New HQ, Visitors Center 09/01/2009 Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary celebrates the ribbon cutting and opening of the John and Nancy Anderson House, the fi rst phase of a master plan completed by O�Connell Robertson. Skanska USA Building Inc. team members celebrate the groundbreaking of the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Texas AgriLife Agricultural Headquarters Building and Visitor Center. The 166,000-sq-ft-building is seeking LEED- silver certifi cation. Frisco city officials and Chamber of Commerce representatives gather at the new Post Sierra at Frisco Bridges development to celebrate the opening. Breaking ground
Photo: NorthGate Constructors The $1.02-billion DFW Connector project, designed to relieve congestion and double traffic capacity on 8.4 mi of state highways 121 and 114, gets under way in earnest Feb. 15. “Work zone” signs are already posted and some speed limits reduced on the corridor through Southlake, Grapevine and the north edge of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, where roads will be rebuilt and expanded, ultimately doubling capacity from 12 to 24 lanes. NorthGate Constructors, a joint venture led by Kiewit Texas Construction, Fort Worth, and Zachry Construction, San Antonio, won the contract last year from the Texas Dept.
Photo courtesy DFWfreeways.info In an unusual move in the highly commercialized sports market, the city council of Irving, Texas, voted on Dec. 31 to award naming rights to the demolition of Texas Stadium to Kraft Foods Global. The city council says the partnership, nicknamed “The Cheddar Explosion,” will yield $1 million in promotional value for the city. Kraft agreed to pay $75,000 for the naming rights and provide an additional $75,000 in products to local food banks. Weir Bros. Inc., a Dallas-based contractor, received a notice to proceed on the demolition project on Oct. 20, 2009. The implosion of the