Orange County (CA) Awards $1.2 Billion Contract for I-405 Improvements

The Orange County Register reports, “The county’s transportation board on Monday [November 14] awarded a $1.2 billion design-build contract – the largest in the agency’s history – to add one regular lane in each direction and an express lanes toll facility to relieve traffic on the I-405.” [Link added.] The report adds, “OCTA board members, by a 14-0 vote, selected OC 405 Partners – a team of firms led by OHL USA Inc. and Astaldi Construction Corporation – which offered the lowest price for the job of three qualified bidders. ‘The bottom line is, we got the exact road we’ve asked for at the exact price we think is fair and we can actually pay to build this road,’ OCTA board member Jeffrey Lalloway said.”

Click here to read the OCTA staff report on the contract.