Webber, a subsidiary of Ferrovial Agroman, begins construction work on the San Antonio 281 highway in Texas.
Dignitaries and stakeholders broke ground on the expansion of U.S. Highway 281
between Loop 1604
(commonly known as the Charles W Anderson Loop) and the Bexar-Comal county line in northern San Antonio, Texas.
The contract includes the construction of three new lanes
(two for general use and one for high occupancy vehicles) in each direction, together with four interchanges with Loop 1604 and a direct connection to a park-and-ride facility with access to VIA Metropolitan Transit
(San Antonio’s public transport system
). The necessary frontage roads will be built along with bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
The project will be constructed in two phases and Webber LLC
was selected by the Texas Dept. of Transportation (TxDOT)
as the general contractor.
In the picture, from left to right, Richard Perez, president and CEO of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
; Tim Creson, President and CEO of Webber, LLC; Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff; Texas State Senator Donna Campbell; Texas Transportation Commissioner J. Bruce Bugg Jr.; Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Lyle Larson, state representative; James M. Bass, TxDOT executive director; San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor; Hope Andrade, chair of VIA Metropolitan Transit; and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff.
For more information, see the press release regarding the contract here.