VINCI is awarded the Northwest Corridor project in Atlanta in the United States
18 December 2013 - New contracts - United States of America
- A highway project valued at €440 million ($600 million)
- 2 additional toll lanes, 48 km long
Hubbard Construction, a subsidiary of Eurovia, a subsidiary of VINCI, has been awarded the design-build contract for the Northwest Corridor project in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. This project, valued at €440 million ($600 million), will be implemented by a consortium led by Archer Western Contractors (Walsh Group). Entry into service is scheduled for 2018.
The project calls for the addition of 48-km (30 miles) of a new reversible express lanes system, which includes 39 bridges along the I-75 and I-575. The lanes are to be built with minimal interruption to traffic. The project features innovative design with lanes partly built on reinforced soil walls supplied by Reinforced Earth (a subsidiary of Freyssinet, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction) to limit infrastructure ground coverage.
With this project, the State of Georgia is launching its dedicated express toll lane construction program on major highways around Atlanta; the State will also operate the program and collect tolls.
Eurovia, a subsidiary of VINCI Group, is a leading global player in the construction and maintenance of road and rail infrastructure. The Company operates in 16 countries, employs 43,000 people, and generated sales of €8.75 billion in 2012.
VINCI is a global player in concessions, energy and construction, employing 280,000 people in more than 120 countries. We design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. Because we believe in all-round performance, we are committed to operating in an environmentally, socially responsible and ethical manner. And because our projects are in the public interest, we consider that reaching out to all our stakeholders and engaging in dialogue with them is essential in the conduct of our business activities. Based on that approach, VINCI’s ambition is to create long-term value for its customers, shareholders, employees, partners and society in general.