AECOM Named Lead Engineering Firm for Southeast Connector
“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 long-standing relationships with TxDOT to provide additional capacity in response to the current and future travel demands of the Fort Worth community.”
South-Point Constructors’ design solutions for the Southeast Connector project focus on continued mobility with minimized impact to the traveling public. Using an 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.