Ferrovial received the award for building and maintaining a section of I-35 highway in San Antonio, Texas (USA), for $ 1,500 million (€ 1,275 million). The Spanish company will implement the contract through a consortium led by its subsidiaries Ferrovial Construcción and Webber from 2022 for a period of six years, according to a statement on Monday.
The contract ranges from design and construction to maintenance of a free extension of more than 15 kilometers along I-35, which includes lifting 29 kilometers of elevated bridge walkways in the cities of San Antonio, Live Oak, Selma and Schertz. , In Bexar and Guadalupe counties.
The project includes more than 800 bridge construction bridges, 4,500 concrete girders, 15,000 tons of steel girders and 550,000 square meters of bridge decks. “We look forward to combining our companies’ strengths with a commitment to innovation, putting them at the service of drivers who use I-35 every day,” said Ferrovial Construcción, US CEO, Angel Luis Sanchez.
I-35 is one of the major arteries in Texas for international trade and travel in general, and the business will create new jobs, providing new opportunities for economic development in the region.
The highway, which crosses the state of Texas from the border with Mexico to the border with Oklahoma, is the largest interstate highway connecting Mexico and Canada. The majority of commercial trucks transporting goods between Mexico, the United States and Canada pass this highway.
Ferrovial Construcción and Webber have already implemented five design and build projects in the same state with a total value of $ 6,000 million (€ 5,080 million) with works such as LBJ Express, sections 1 and 2 of the North Tarrant Express or Part 3A of I-35W.