Archer Western Construction supports Transurban and Macquarie as Lead Contractor. Archer Western is an experienced highway builder and has mobilized its local team to help develop the project.
As the nation’s largest bridge builder, the largest design-builder in the southeast and the 4th largest highway contractor in the nation (according to ENR), Archer Western brings a large pool of local resources, structural capabilities and experience managing and constructing high-profile managed lane projects along interstate urban highway corridors. Archer Western, as part of The Walsh Construction Group, benefits from shared common resources like industry-leading project managers, in-house dedicated estimating, a $450M equipment fleet, and over 500 self-performing craft workers regionally specializing in grading, drainage, foundation and concrete scopes throughout the US.
Dewberry Engineers and Stantec Consulting Services will serve as the Designer. They both have local presence and experience, as well as a track record of innovation in defining design and engineering solution for large and complex projects. The Designer has secured the exclusive support from a pool of expert local design and engineering advisors. Collectively, the design team has over 47 offices and more than 1,850 personnel throughout the Greater Washington Region (“GWR”).
Our Designer, Dewberry and Stantec, will bring their extensive design, local permitting expertise (SHA PRD and MDE), and knowledge of the corridor to ensure our team develops a tailored, innovative and sustainable design solution. Dewberry, leading the designer team, is headquartered in Fairfax, VA, and is a leading local professional engineering firm with more than 100 Design-Build and P3 projects valued at $10B throughout the US, including 60 major transportation Design-Build projects for MDOT, VDOT, and other local governmental agencies to date. Dewberry has more than 50 locations and 2,200 professionals nationwide, including offices in Baltimore, Lanham, Rockville, and Frederick
Among the First High Occupancy Toll “HOT” lanes projects in the nation.
Features all-electronic tolling, a dynamic pricing system, dedicated incident response, and a high-tech 24/7 operations center.
Relieved congestion and improved round-trip commuting time by 38 minutes for Express Lanes commuters during peak periods.
Doubled capacity of one of the tunnels reducing travel time by 30 minutes and rehabilitated the existing three tunnels existing their useful life by 50+ years.
Achieved an energy neutral road by using solar panels to power the bridge and traffic management system.
Soil excavated for the tunnel was reused to rejuvenate the abandoned Hornsby Quarry into a park for the community to enjoy for generations to come.