The Lane Construction Corporation, a U.S. company part of the Salini Impregilo Group, has been awarded a design-build contract to widen the highway and install a dual express toll lane system on one of Washington’s most traveled and congested corridors. The $705 million best value proposal is a joint venture of which Lane has a 40% share.
The I-405 Renton to Bellevue Widening and Express Toll Lanes project includes multimodal transportation improvements to offer more reliable travel choices and keep drivers, transit riders, and freight moving. Contract work includes adding an additional toll lane in both north and south directions along with improvements between the I-405/SR 167 interchange in Renton and NE 6thStreet in Bellevue.
Work is expected to start in early 2020 and be completed in 2024.
This contract reconfirms Lane’s position as one of the Top 3 Highway contractors in the United States, according to Engineering News-Record (ENR). Lane has nearly a billion dollars-worth of active roadway contracts in the North Carolina market, as well as a $404 million share in the I-10 Corridor Express Lanes project in California, and a $253 million contract to construct a portion of Florida’s Wekiva Parkway.
This is the second contract win for Lane in Washington, which also recently won a $255 million water storage tunnel project to reduce polluted overflows in the Seattle area.
In addition to its highway and bridge work, Lane’s portfolio spans across the tunneling, metro and mass transit, and water and wastewater treatment plant sectors. Notable current projects include the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) in Washington D.C., extending the Purple Line light rail system in Maryland, and the replacement of the Unionport Bridge in New York.