Private companies bid for Trans-Texas Corridor I-69 work

| 10/19/2006

The same two private companies that may partner to build the Interstate 35 portion of the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor are now bidding to build the Interstate 69 portion, too.

But this time, according to the Lufkin Daily News, the two firms have submitted competing proposals.

The Spanish firm Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte SA and Texas-based Zachry Construction Corp. filed proposals for the 600-mile-long corridor that would run from southern Texas to the northeast corner of the state.

Under Gov. Rick Perry's plan, each corridor would be a toll road, built and operated by private companies, and would include separate car and truck highways, rail lines, and utility easements.