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April 18, 2023

Lane (Webuild) jv named preferred team to upgrade Tampa’s Westshore Interchange in $1 bln (€943 mln) project in Florida, U.S.A.


Lane records €809 mln in new orders, acquired or to be finalised so far this year
Lane’s order backlog reaches more than €3 bln 


MILAN, April 18, 2023 – Lane, the U.S. subsidiary of the Webuild Group, and its joint-venture partner have been named preferred team in exclusivity for a project to modernise the Westshore Interchange (I-275/SR 60) in Tampa, Florida, a multi-year effort whose combined value is to total $1 billion (€943 million). The joint-venture, in which Lane has a 50% stake, has already signed a $10-million (€9.4 million) contract with the Florida Department of Transportation for the planning phase of the project. Lane and its partner, Superior Construction, will develop a multi-year programme to rebuild one of the city’s busiest interchanges, improving safety and increasing capacity to ease traffic flow.

The planning phase is to be completed by November 2023, with construction – to be awarded as a separate contract – set to begin by spring 2024.

The contract brings to €809 million the value of orders that Lane has acquired or is finalising since the beginning of 2023, including one to increase the capacity and improve the safety at an interchange at Interstate 4 (I-4) and Sand Lake Road (State Road 482) in Orange County, Florida. Lane’s order backlog as a result has reached more than €3 billion.

Tampa’s Westshore Interchange is the point where the I-275, SR 60 and Veterans Expressway converge. The project will increase capacity along the east end of the Howard Frankland Bridge to Lois Avenue and north of State Road 60 extending to State Road 589 (Veterans Expressway). It will include general use and tolled express lanes, as well as direct ramps to the Tampa International Airport. The aim is to improve the safety and ease the flow of traffic for more than 400,000 daily vehicles that are anticipated by 2045.

The Westshore district is the largest central business district in the state of Florida, with some 4,000 businesses, two shopping centres, 40 hotels and about 250 restaurants. It is also a few miles from downtown Tampa and the Raymond James Stadium. The district’s central location, its growing residential population and increased traffic to and from the airport have highlighted the urgency of the strategic project.

Webuild’s Lane has a significant presence in Florida. In Tampa, it is widening a busy downtown section of I-275. In the greater Orlando area in Osceola County, it is nearing the completion of the Poinciana Parkway. Elsewhere in Orlando, Lane is working on a beltway at the intersection of I-4, SR 417, and the nearly completed Wekiva Parkway (SR 429).


18 04 2023 - 07:00

Lane (Webuild) jv named preferred team to upgrade Tampa’s Westshore Interchange in $1 bln (€943 mln) project in Florida, U.S.A.

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