Flatiron gets $176M design-build project in Greensboro

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Flatiron won a contract for the Interstate 73/Piedmont Triad International Airport project in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The $176 million design-build project, by North Carolina Department of Transportation, will reduce congestion in the area and provide better access to the busy PTI Airport, the company said in a statement.

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 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 owns a 70% share in the project, and joint venture partner Blythe Development Co. has a 30% share.

The project was designed by RK&K and is scheduled for completion in 2017.