The Horseshoe Project is a $798 million design-build roadway construction project by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to improve traffic flow through the heart of downtown Dallas. Aptly dubbed the “Horseshoe Project” due to its U shape, construction improvements include the expansion, repaving and addition of several new bridges and roadways along Interstates 30 and 35E; and the construction of a new signature bridge, the Margaret McDermott Bridge, over I-30.

The Horseshoe Project started in April 2013 and is scheduled to be complete by summer 2017. Once completed, drivers should experience improved safety, increased capacity and improved mobility through the heart of Dallas.

Construction for the design-build project is being managed by Pegasus Link Constructors (PLC), which comprises two of the world’s largest, most experienced design-build firms: Fluor Enterprises Inc. and Balfour Beatty Infrastructure. Their successful 10-year partnership has resulted in three low-cost/high-value design-build projects in Texas over the last eight years.

Key Facts

    • The Horseshoe Project is a $798 million project led by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
    • Project area ranks among the 17 most congested roadways in Texas.
    • More than 460,000 vehicles travel interstate highways 30 and 35E every weekday.
    • The design-build method executed by Pegasus Link Constructors will result in a quicker construction process at a lower cost.
    • Construction for the Horseshoe Project breaks ground in early summer 2013, with a completion date in 2017.
    • Construction improvements include replacing aging bridges and roadways built in the 1930s and 1950s that cross the Trinity River.
    • Improvements will also include the widening of I-30 and I-35E to a total of 23 lanes.
    • Once completed, motorists will experience improved safety, increased capacity and improved mobility.