As per Sec. 227.107, RSMo, MoDOT was given the authority for three pilot projects using the design-build project delivery technique: The New I-64, kcICON and the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program. Each was completed ahead of schedule and on, or under, budget.
Subsequently, the statute was amended to give MoDOT the opportunity to enter into design-build contracts on no more than two percent of the total number of all state highway system projects awarded to contracts for construction from projects listed in the commission’s approved statewide transportation improvement project for that state fiscal year. Authority to enter into design-build projects granted by this section shall expire on July 1, 2018, unless extended by statute.
Design-build is a delivery method that includes hiring one contracting team to complete the design work and build the highway improvement under one contract. MoDOT provides the project goals, budget and schedule and the contractor team completes the work. This technique has been known to significantly save time and provide cost savings.
I-64 Daniel Boone Bridge over the Missouri River
In July 2012, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission selected the Walsh-Alberici joint venture team as the design-build contractor for the new I-64 Daniel Boone Bridge.
The $125 million project will build a new bridge to replace the 80-year old westbound bridge, and will also include removal of the 1935 existing westbound bridge, and build a new Chesterfield Airport Road interchange including connecting the North Outer Road to the westbound I-64 on ramp. The project will build a continuous westbound fourth lane from the Chesterfield Airport Road entrance ramp westbound to the Route 94 exit ramp. It will also add a shared use path on the new eastbound bridge connecting the KATY trail to the Monarch Levee Trail. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2013.
Project information can be found on the Boone Bridge website.
For additional information, please email the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The project director is Jim Gremaud – 314-275-1500 or 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).
Route 364 Upgrade – Phase 3
MoDOT is seeking a design-build contractor to complete the final phase of Route 364
(Page Avenue), extending it from an improved connection from Page Phase 2 at Route 94 and Mid Rivers Mall Drive to I-64/US Route 40/61 at Route N. It is expected that the design-build team for the $100 million project will be selected in early 2013 and construction should start in spring 2013. The cost of the project is being shared by MoDOT, St. Charles County and local municipalities.
Project information can be found on the Route 364 website
For additional information, please email the project team at Route.email@example.com
The project director is Mike Castro – 314-275-1500 or 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).
I-70 Bridges over Manchester Trafficway
MoDOT will replace the I-70 bridges over Manchester Trafficway, the Blue River and the adjacent rail yard beginning in 2013. As part of the project, MoDOT will replace the historic through-tied arch Route 40 bridge over the Blue River just north of I-70.
The design-build project, which includes money for utility relocation, property acquisition, design and construction, is expected to be awarded in 2013.
Project information can be found on the Manchester website
For additional information, please email the project team at ManchesterBridge@modot.mo.gov
The project director is Susan Barry – 816-607-2206 or 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).
Completed Design-Build Projects
The New I-64
This project – the largest, single highway construction project in MoDOT history – involved rebuilding 10 miles of Interstate 64 from west of Spoede Road in St. Louis County to Kingshighway Boulevard in St. Louis City, including about one-half mile of I-170 as it approaches the I-170/I-64 interchange. The $535 million project was completed on Dec. 7, 2009 – three weeks early and $11 million under budget.
The kcICON design-build project improved 4.7 miles of Interstate 29/35 in Kansas City from just north of Route 210 (Armour Road) to the northeast corner of the downtown Kansas City, MO. Freeway loop. The project included the replacement of the Paseo Bridge with a landmark Missouri River crossing – the new Christopher S. Bond Bridge. The project was completed in December 2010, on budget and six months ahead of schedule.
Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program
More than 800 of Missouri’s worst bridges were repaired or replaced under the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program, which was completed in October 2012 – under its $685 million budget and 14 months ahead of schedule.