Here are North America’s five largest road infrastructure construction projects that were initiated in Q4 2021, according to GlobalData’s construction projects database.
1. I-70 Widening: Wentzville to Independence – $4,000m
The project involves the construction of three additional lanes in each direction from St. Louis to Kansas City in Missouri, the US.
Construction work started in Q4 2021 and is expected to be completed in Q4 2030.
The aim of the project is to add new lanes in both directions of the highway to reduce traffic congestion and improve the regional transportation network.
2. Kicking Horse Canyon Upgrade – $756m
The project involves the renovation and upgrade of the 26km section of the Trans-Canada Highway to a modern, four-lane standard from the junction of Highway 95 at Golden to the western boundary of Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada.
Construction work commenced in Q4 2021 and is expected to finish in Q1 2024.
The project aims to cater the growing transportation needs of the public of Golden .
3. Robertson County Interstate 65 Widening – $240m
The project involves the expansion of Interstate 65 about 15km at Robertson County, Tennessee, the US.
Construction work started in Q4 2021 and is forecast to complete in Q4 2025.
The project aims to reduce commuter traffic on highways.
4. I-12 to Bush Highway Development – $210m
The project involves the construction of a 32.1km, four-lane highway road from interstate 12 to Bush in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, the US.
Construction work commenced in Q4 2021 and is expected to be completed in Q4 2024.
The main aim of the project is to reduce congestion and improve transportation facilities. It also aims to enhance socio-economic conditions and improve the road transportation network in the state.
5. RW Bruhn Bridge Replacement – $180m
The project involves the construction of four-lane, 1.9km road and replacement of bridge with a new four-lane bridge on Highway 1 in British Columbia, Canada.
Construction work started in Q4 2021 and is expected to be completed in Q1 2026.
The project aims to improve safety and traffic flow along the Trans-Canada Highway 1 corridor, replace the aging RW Bruhn Bridge, improve safety of local road connections at the Trans-Canada Highway 1 and enhance safety for pedestrians and cyclists along the existing Trans-Canada Highway 1 corridor.
Methodology: This analysis is drawn from GlobalData’s global construction projects database, which tracks new construction projects over $25m from announcement to completion.
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