Aecom has received a contract for the first phase of the Texas Department of Transportation’s $2.1bn North Tarrant Express project in Texas, US.

The US-based company is expected to provide engineering, design, planning and advisory services for the 6.5-mile reconstruction of Interstate Highway 820.

Aecom is also expected to deliver four toll-managed lanes, including frontage roads and auxiliary lanes, to double its existing capacity.

The project has been awarded by Bluebonnet Contractors, a design-build team that was retained by the project’s public-private partnership concessionaire NTE Mobility Partners.

The North Tarrant express highway project is scheduled to be operational by 2015.