European contractor wins two contracts to develop major North Carolina corridors

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Eurovia, the France-headquartered VINCI subsidiary specializing in transport infrastructure and urban development, has won two design-build contracts to develop two major corridors in North Carolina. The two projects, which have a combined value of $480 million, are scheduled for delivery in 2022, the company says in a news release.

In Charlotte, on the I-485, the work will consist in adding an express toll lane in each direction between the I-77 and I-74 (about 16 miles) and an additional free HOV (high-occupancy vehicle) lane. These lanes will improve traffic conditions along a corridor used by 146,000 vehicles a day. This project includes 765,000 cu. m. of earthworks, the construction of 13 bridges and the laying of 700,000 tons of asphalt.

In Winston-Salem (in Forsyth County), the work will involve construction of an interchange over about 2.5 miles on the northern ring-road, near Route 52, which will be widened to six lanes. The project will be optimized to take up less space and reduce the earthworks by more than 1 million cu. m. It includes 1.5 million cu. m. of earthworks, the construction of 13 bridges and the laying of 100,000 tons of asphalt.

Eurovia has substantial operations in the southeastern part of the United States via its subsidiaries Hubbard Construction and Blythe Construction, especially in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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