Infrastructure consulting firm AECOM was selected 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 Interstate 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.
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 the I-410 South interchange and connection to elevated lanes and direct connectors at the I-410 North interchange, now under construction.
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.
“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, president at AECOM. “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.”