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Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine, France, 2014/06/05 - Blythe Construction, a subsidiary of Eurovia (VINCI Group), has won a design-build contract to widen a section of I-85 in North Carolina (United States) and improve its interchanges - VINCI.com.
• 4 additional traffic lanes over 12 km;
• 11 bridges and viaducts to be demolished and rebuilt;
• A US$187 million (about €134 million) contract.
The upgrade is designed to improve traffic flow along the busy 12 km section by widening it from four to eight lanes. The project also includes the demolition and reconstruction of 11 bridges and viaducts (including a railway viaduct over the motorway) and construction of an interchange.
On this project, Blythe Construction will be applying the Recyvia® environmental process, which enables it to employ up to 50% recycled materials, for the first time on a major highway in North Carolina.
The design is currently being finalised. Work on the project is to get under way in early 2015 and handover is scheduled in December 2017.
Eurovia is a world leader in the construction, repair and maintenance of road and railway infrastructure. Operating in 16 countries, the company has 41,000 employees and generated revenue of €8.6 billion in 2013.
VINCI (vinci.com) is a global player in concessions and construction, employing close to 191,000 people in some 100 countries. Its mission is to design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. Because VINCI believes in all-round performance, above and beyond economic and financial results, the Group is committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Because its projects are in the public interest, VINCI considers that reaching out to all stakeholders and engaging in dialogue with them is essential in the conduct of its business activities. VINCI's goal is to build long-term value in this way for its customers, shareholders, partners and employees and for society at large.