MegaProject 66: Four teams bid for SH-138 manages lanes concession
This article is part of a daily series of MegaProjects articles. If you want to know more about PPP projects with a considerable size visit our MegaProjects section. You can receive them by email on a daily basis.TxDOT has announced that four teams are bidding for the $1.135 billion (in US$ 2010) SH-138 Managed Lanes toll concession in Texas. The project involves the reconstruction of an approximately 9.3-mile section of SH 183 from SH 161 to Interstate Highway (IH) 35E/Trinity Parkway in Dallas County.The list of four consortia bidding for the project is the following:SouthGate Mobility Partners
- Meridiam Infrastructure SH 183 Mobility LLC
- Dallas Police and Fire Pension System
- Cintra Infraestructuras, S.A.
The four consortia that responded to the Request for Qualifications published in February 2013 are teams with extensive experience developing P3 projects in the U.S. and internationally.
The toll road project is divided into multiple segments summarized below:
- Middle Segment (5.6 miles, from SH 161 to West of Loop 12);
- Diamond Interchange Managed Lanes Segment (1.7 miles, from West of Loop 12 to West of Grauwyler);
- East Segment (1.4 miles, from West of Grauwyler to Empire Central); and
- IH 35E Tie-In Segment (0.6 miles, from Empire Central to IH 35E/Trinity Parkway).
The Project is expected to be completed in 3 phases with Phase 3 culminating in the ultimate project configuration. The ultimate project configuration would include the reconstruction and widening of the existing SH 183 to provide for two managed lanes in each direction, plus exit/entrance ramps at specified locations, four general purpose lanes in each direction, plus auxiliary lanes and exit/entrance ramps, and up to three frontage road lanes in each direction, including left/right turn lanes and related exit/entrance ramps.Source: TxDOT