AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced it is serving as Lead Engineering Firm for the team selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to deliver the Southeast Connector, a project that aims to improve mobility, safety, and transportation options for travelers in the Fort Worth area. In this role, AECOM will work with Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc. to support South-Point Constructors, a fully integrated joint venture between Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. and Austin Bridge & Road, LP, with a combined 140 years’ experience delivering projects for TxDOT.
“AECOM is pleased to serve as Lead Engineering Firm for the South-Point Constructors joint venture, a partnership that brings together world class talent and resources in the planning, design, construction, and management of transportation systems,” said Jennifer Aument, chief executive of AECOM’s global Transportation business. “We look forward to supporting the team with our extensive local expertise and global reach in producing high-quality solutions for transportation clients, employing a cohesive and comprehensive approach to the Southeast Connector project that prioritizes equity, safety, and quality.”
The nearly $1.6 billion base-bid Southeast Connector project consists of the design, construction, and maintenance of over 16 miles of non-tolled freeways, frontages, and local access in the Fort Worth area at interchanges I-820, I-20, and US 287. Once delivered, the design-build project is anticipated to improve overall mobility, operational efficiency, accessibility, safety, and emergency response within the city limits.
“We’re proud to uphold TxDOT’s standards and values to deliver technical solutions that will help the Southeast Connector project progress efficiently, fairly, and with industry-leading innovation standards,” said Travis Boone, chief executive of AECOM’s U.S. West region. “We’re excited to work alongside our South-Point Constructors partners, building upon our respective successful and longstanding relationships with TxDOT to provide additional capacity in response to the current and future travel demands of the Fort Worth community.”
South-Point Constructors’ safety-first, construction-driven design solutions for the Southeast Connector project focus on continued mobility with minimized impact to the traveling public. Using a unique and integrated project controls technology platform, the joint venture will manage risk and outcomes with real-time visibility and actionable insights across the scope, cost, and schedule of the project. In addition, the design and construction teams are committed to implementing a proactive approach to optimizing disadvantaged business enterprise requirements and supporting a culture of equity and inclusion.
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