The Webuild Group’s US subsidiary Lane Construction has been awarded the package of works to improve a key link in Florida. The project is to widen and upgrade more than 6km of highway in Orange County. This will improve traffic flow along gateway to some of central Florida’s greatest tourist attractions
The US$218 million contract will help to boost capacity and improve safety for an interchange at Interstate 4 (I-4) and Sand Lake Road (State Road 482) in Orange County, Florida. The interchange forms part of the county’s corridor connecting tourist attractions such as Universal Studios Orlando, International Drive, Sea World, and Walt Disney World. Upgrading the interchange will contribute to the local economy by easing traffic flow and cutting journey times.
Commissioned by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the project entails roadway improvements and preparations to install a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) with I-4. There will also be the replacement of two bridges, the construction of a new bridge for preferential lanes, three new access ramps, as well as the installation of a toll and signaling systems.
The firm already has a major presence in Florida. In Tampa, it is widening a downtown section of I-275. In the greater Orlando area in Osceola County, it is completing the Poinciana Parkway. Elsewhere in Orlando, Lane is working on a beltway at the intersection of I-4, SR 417, and the nearly completed Wekiva Parkway (SR 429).