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AECOM Selected as Lead Designer for the I-35 Northeast Expansion South Project in San Antonio, Texas

SAN ANTONIO, TX — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces its appointment as lead designer for the Lone Star Constructors joint venture, which has been selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to manage the design, delivery, and maintenance of the I-35 Northeast Expansion (NEX) South Project in Bexar County, Texas. The project consists of four miles of non-tolled improvements along I-35 from I-410 South to I-410 North that will help relieve congestion along the corridor while improving safety, accessibility, and operational efficiency.

“We are proud to extend our relationship with the Texas Department of Transportation on this important project that will provide the transportation infrastructure needed to support the dynamic San Antonio and Austin regions,” said Lara Poloni, AECOM’s President. “Our teams will deploy their unrivaled technical expertise and local knowledge to complete these ambitious improvements, expanding our record of delivering transformative transportation projects across Texas.”

AECOM will design and deliver three elevated express lanes along I-35 in each direction, consisting of two elevated general purpose lanes and one HOV lane. Work will include direct connectors at I-410 South interchange and connection to elevated lanes and direct connectors at the I-410 North interchange, currently under construction. To execute this work, AECOM will seek participation of minority- and women-owned businesses throughout the project.

“We are excited to develop an innovative solution for this major transportation project that prioritizes the efficient use of existing transportation facilities,” said Mark Southwell, Chief Executive of AECOM’s global Transportation business. “The expansion of Interstate 35 will help improve the quality of life of current and future residents while supporting job creation and further attracting businesses to the rapidly growing area.”

The I-35 NEX South Project is the second phase of the larger three-part I-35 NEX project that will expand approximately 19.5 miles from I-410 South to San Antonio’s FM 1103. Once completed, the full project will add elevated and additional lanes on the highway to improve mobility and congestion and complement the economic development and growth in the region.

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