Parsons has won a contract to act as lead designer of a 29.7-mile highway modernization project in Georgia that aims to improve mobility and reduce traffic congestion around Atlanta.
The Northwest Corridor project is the largest transportation project in Georgia state history, according to Parsons, which added that the project is the first the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has procured as a public-private partnership.
“It will be GDOT“™s most visible venture to date and will involve numerous stakeholders, including local businesses, residents, and the traveling public,“ said Todd Wager, a Parsons group president who added that Parsons has worked with DGOT for close to four decades.
Northwest Express Roadbuilders, a joint venture between Hubbard Construction and Archer Western Contractors, will build and construct the Northwest Corridor and finance at least 10 percent of the effort.
Parsons will design reversible tollways along interstates 75 and 575 for the project, which involves 38 bridges and “complex” traffic management schemes, the company said Wednesday.
Parsons expects project construction to finish by the spring of 2018.