“We are very pleased to be recognized, both for the hands-on efforts of our environmental team and the commitment by the project developer and contractor to protecting the natural environment as we move forward."
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 11, 2013
For its outstanding efforts in maintaining environmental protection and standards throughout each phase of construction, the LBJ Express Project was honored June 3 at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) 14th Annual Globe Awards event, held in Washington, D.C.
“Throughout each step of the project, our highly experienced environmental team has gone above and beyond to ensure we are demonstrating model environmental practices during this massive construction project,” said Andy Rittler, corporate affairs director of the LBJ Express Project. “We are very pleased to be recognized, both for the hands-on efforts of our environmental team and the commitment by the project developer and contractor to protecting the natural environment as we move forward.”
The LBJ Express Project was a recipient of the Globe Award in the category of “Major Highway Projects valued at over $100 Million.”
The LBJ Express Project’s environmental team was recognized for its “Comprehensive Environmental Protection Program,” as well as its “Soil and Groundwater Management Plan,” which has been used to manage any heavy metals discovered during construction. Additionally, the environmental team has re-used millions of cubic yards of excavated soil in other parts of the project and has donated soil for use in other City of Dallas and State of Texas projects. The project also helped to recycle groundwater for re-use in drought-stricken North Texas, following water testing and treatment.
The Globe Awards are awarded to private-sector firms and public-sector transportation agencies for “exceptional efforts in protecting and enhancing the environment during the planning, design and construction of U.S. transportation infrastructure projects,” as well as to transportation construction-related product manufacturers and material suppliers that implement exemplary environmental processes to protect and enhance the natural environment.
About the LBJ Express. The 17-mile LBJ Express Project in Dallas encompasses improvements along I-635 from Luna Road to Greenville Avenue, as well as on I-35E between Loop 12 and Valwood Parkway. When complete in late 2015, the LBJ Express will dramatically increase the capacity of the current roadway and reduce traffic congestion with 13 miles of new TEXpress Lanes. The LBJ Express is a collaborative project of the Texas Department of Transportation and the LBJ Infrastructure Group LLC, comprised of Cintra US, Meridiam Infrastructure and the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System. The contractor for the project is Trinity Infrastructure, LLC, comprised of Ferrovial Agroman and Texas-based Webber. Learn more at http://www.LBJExpress.com or lbjexpressblog.com.
Watch the video shown at the Awards Ceremony: http://youtu.be/7kVyc3LBW18