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Balfour Beatty JV Tapped for Austin’s Oak Hill Parkway Project

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Balfour Beatty has been conditionally selected, in a joint venture with Fluor Corporation, to deliver the Oak Hill Parkway infrastructure project on behalf of the Texas Department of Transportation. The long-planned project is intended to ease the frequent congestion at the intersection of U.S. 290 and SH 71 in Austin.

When complete, the Interstate highway will include three lanes in total, widening general-purpose lanes from two to three, and adding three frontage-road lanes in each direction. An overpass for the 290 main lanes over William Cannon Drive will be built, along with direct-connect flyovers between US 290 and SH 71.

Additional project components include bicycle and pedestrian accommodations along the entire corridor, cross-street intersection improvements, U-turn lanes, upstream water detention to reduce potential floods, and storm water detention and water quality treatment ponds.

Full contract award is expected in the third quarter, with work expected to commence in early 2021.

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