Washington, Nov 29 – Cintra, a subsidiary of Ferrovial, announced on Tuesday that it has two tenders underway in the United States for infrastructure in the states of Louisiana and Georgia, after expanding the I-66 highway in Virginia, on the outskirts of from the capital, Washington.
At the inauguration of the extension of the corridor to the outskirts of Washington, the CEO of Cintra, Alberto González, explained to EFE that the Ferrovial subsidiary is working on the tender for a project of approximately 2,000 million dollars in Louisiana.
Likewise, González reported that Cintra is participating in a program in Georgia, with three projects focused on the city of Atlanta, the first of which they expect to put out to tender during the summer of 2023.
The CEO of Cintra pointed out that the Atlanta proposal “is very similar to I-66” inaugurated today, which began operating the first 14 kilometers in September and opened the remaining 21 kilometers this week.
Like Virginia, it is also a “congested urban environment” for which these highways are built with “express lanes,” additional toll lanes with less traffic congestion that allow higher speeds to be maintained at peak times. traffic.
While the infrastructure carried out on the outskirts of Washington has received an investment of more than 3,000 million dollars, the first of the three proposals for Atlanta plans, as in the case of Louisiana, an expense of more than 2,000 million dollars. dollars, González said.
In this public-private collaboration, Cintra is working with the companies Macquarie, John Laing and CW Matthews.
In the case of the Virginia corridor, Ferrovial’s commitment is accompanied by the pioneering design of the Spanish company Indra for the intelligent toll system.
Indra’s general director of Mobility, Berta Barrero, explained to GLM that this is the company’s first project of this magnitude in the United States, although they have already collaborated with Cintra in other countries such as Colombia and Spain.
Barrero asserted that Indra’s objective now is to “develop investments in intelligent highway systems” in the United States.
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