Firestone, Colo. — Flatiron secured a contract for the I-73/Piedmont Triad International Airport project in Greensboro, N.C. The $176 million design-build project for owner North Carolina Department of Transportation will reduce congestion in the area and provide better access to the busy PTI Airport. Work includes design and construction of 9.4-miles of four-lane divided freeway with a 46- to 70-foot-wide median and three interchanges. The project designer is RK&K.
The project will run on I-73 from the interchange of Bryan Boulevard (SR 2085) and Airport Parkway west to the existing NC 68, and then northeast to US 220 near the Haw River.
The project is part of a planned future extension of I-73 that stretches though the state of North Carolina, and will provide a much needed connector between NC 68 and US 220 north of Greensboro. Once complete, the project is expected to improve traffic mobility, encourage economic growth and help create employment opportunities in the surrounding area.
Flatiron has a 70 percent share in the project, and joint venture partner Blythe Development Company has a 30 percent share. The project is scheduled for completion in 2017.
Flatiron, with a construction volume of more than $1 billion in 2013, is one of the leading providers of infrastructure construction in North America. Flatiron develops innovative solutions to construct roads, bridges, tunnels, and rail transit and water/wastewater treatment plants, for both public and private clients. Flatiron also operates as a contractor in design-build and public-private partnership projects.