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Fluor wins highway project in Texas

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Fluor Corp. has been awarded a bid-build contract in Texas for the construction of the Texas Department of Transportation’s U.S. 287 Project in Ellis County, just south of Dallas and Fluor’s corporate headquarters in Irving.

Fluor will book the undisclosed contract value in the first quarter of 2017, according to a news release.

The project will widen approximately 4.5 miles of U.S. 287 from two lanes to a four-lane, divided asphalt highway with continuous frontage roads. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring and will take approximately two years to complete, the release said.

“This is a significant strategic milestone for Fluor and will not only help us firmly establish our position in the bid-build market, but also help us to expand our market offering beyond the traditional design-build and private public partnerships,” said Hans Dekker, president of Fluor’s infrastructure business, in the release.

This is the first project win for Fluor’s heavy civil business, a regional platform to further develop Fluor’s self-perform construction capabilities in Texas and support the growing demand for infrastructure development and investment, according to the release. 

Fluor has been designing and building infrastructure projects in Texas for more than 15 years, and is currently delivering the Horseshoe Project in downtown Dallas, as well as the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s 183 South Project in Austin.

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