Skanska books $146.3 million to build the I-15 Express Lanes project in California’s Inland Empire

Press release 4/13/2017 2:30 AM EST

Skanska, one of the world’s leading construction and development firms, announced its joint venture with Ames Construction has been awarded a $243.9 million design-build contract from the Riverside County Transportation Commission to construct new express toll lanes on the I-15 freeway.

Skanska USA Civil will include its $146.3 million portion of the contract in its Q1 2017 order bookings.

The project will improve I-15 between Cajalco Road and State Route 60, adding two tolled express lanes in each direction, a distance of 14.6 miles. An enhanced feature of this project is that drivers will be able to access and exit the tolled lanes at multiple locations. Additional project elements include the construction of a series of sound walls along the project corridor as well as widening bridges to accommodate the new tolled express lanes. 

Construction will begin in 2018 with anticipated completion in mid-2020.