Dutch multinational public company Fugro has been awarded a contract by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in the US to provide site characterisation services in support of a $250m highway improvement project near Dallas.
Under the five-year (2019-2024) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract (IDIQ), Fugro will be responsible for undertaking a comprehensive geotechnical campaign totalling nearly 400 soil boreholes and over 200 pavement cores.
The TxDOT highway improvement project aims to reduce congestion and improve safety at the interchange of US Highway 80 and Interstate Highway 635.
It involves improvement to multiple new and reconstructed bridges, retaining structures, noise walls, traffic lanes and frontage roads as well as reconstructing the existing interchange.
Fugro said that the final deliverables for the infrastructure project are planned for March 2021.