One of the private-sector groups that expressed initial interest in the Hogan administration’s plan to widen two Washington, D.C.-area highways has dropped out of the bidding, the state Department of Transportation confirmed on Friday.
Potomac Mobility Group, one of four consortiums rated “qualified” by the state last year, declined to submit a bid.
Reports of the group’s decision not to pursue the $11 billion widening of Interstates 495 and 270 surfaced two weeks ago, but a spokesperson for the firm refused to comment. The Department of Transportation also declined to comment, even though it was aware of Potomac’s withdrawal on Dec. 23, the day bid submissions were due.
The consortium was led by a Spanish firm, ACS Infrastructure Development. Dragados USA was their lead contractor. Parsons Transportation Group, Jacobs Engineering Group, and HDR Engineering were the other firms in the consortium.