Morristown, N.J. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014
The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (Louis Berger) will be the lead designer as part of a Cintra-led team following the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) announcement of the apparent successful bidder for the I-77 high-occupancy-toll (HOT) lanes project.
The $655 million project aims to improve traffic flow on a 26-mile stretch of one of the most congested highways in North Carolina, and will be the first public-private partnership (P3) contracted by NCDOT.
“Louis Berger is proud to be the lead designer for NCDOT’s first P3 endeavor,” said Mike Kirk, vice president for Louis Berger’s design-build practice. “The I-77 high-occupancy managed lanes will provide a cost-efficient solution that will improve travel time reliability along this important corridor.”
The proposed project will enhance the existing roadway’s capacity between Brookshire Freeway in Charlotte and N.C. 150 in Iredell County, and includes the development of HOT lanes in both directions that will provide traffic congestion relief to rapidly growing communities in the area.
Construction is anticipated to begin as early as December of this year, with an expected completion date in mid-2018.
About The Louis Berger Group, Inc.
The Louis Berger Group is an internationally recognized consulting firm that provides engineering, architecture, program and construction management, environmental planning and science and economic development services. We are a trusted partner to federal, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry. To this diverse client base, we bring strategic vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems.
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