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.