The Texas Department of Transportation is looking for some small businesses - particularly those owned by women and minorities - to do work on upcoming highway and toll lane projects.
In all, about $4 billion worth of road work is on deck, most of it in the Dallas area.
A business opportunity briefing will be 1-4 p.m. at Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St. in Arlington.
Projects will be comprehensive development agreements - or CDAs. Only a handful of these arrangements are allowed under state law.
Among the projects expected to be awarded roughly in 2013:
- The Dallas Horseshoe (I-35E/I-30, Dallas County), $818 million.
- Interstate 35E (LBJ Freeway to US 380, Dallas and Denton Counties), approximately $2 billion to $4.8 billion.
- State Highway 183 (I-35E to SH 161, Dallas County), $1.5 billion.
- Grand Parkway (US 59 North to US 59 South, Houston area), $1.4 billion.
Contractors will meet with teams for the above projects, and state officials will provide an overview of the CDA program. Also, representatives of the DFW Connector and North Tarrant Express projects in Tarrant County, and the LBJ Express project in Dallas, will be on hand to answer questions.