Balfour Beatty on Lone Star trail


A CONSORTIUM including construction group Balfour Beatty has been selected to develop a 90-mile toll road in Texas. The Lone Star Infrastructure consortium comprises Balfour Beatty Construction, Fluor Corp and TJ Lambrecht Construction.

Balfour Beatty said that contract discussions will begin immediately between the Texan Turnpike Authority and Lone Star on the agreement for design, construction and maintenance. The contract for State Highway 130 has been awarded by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Negotiations will be finalised and a contract signed within the next two months. Construction is due to begin in early 2003 and the road will be opened for use by the public in phases. Balfour Beatty Construction is the group's American civil and specialist engineering company.