The Missouri Department of Transportation is gearing up for a $22 million project to repair or replace 15 bridges in the southeastern part of the state, and it’s looking for a design-build team.
One team will be chosen for the design and construction work for the project, dubbed the Bootheel Bridge Bundle, scheduled to begin early in 2020, the MoDOT says.
The project is part of the state’s “Focus on Bridges” program, which has set aside $50 million for 45 high-priority bridge projects around the state, the agency says. The MoDOT reported that 9 percent of its bridges are in poor condition in the Equipment World 2019 Bridge Inventory.
The goals of the Bootheel project include completion by the end of 2023, as well as the following as outlined by MoDOT:
- Use innovation to maximize the number of locations to be addressed while providing quality structures sensitive to location and traffic.
- Minimize public inconvenience through increased construction speed and flexibility in scheduling.
- Improve safety at each location.
Teams interested in being considered for the project should send a letter of interest by email or registered mail by Friday, January 10. For more details on how to file a letter of interest, visit this page of the MODOT website.
For more information about the project, email SEBridges@modot.mo.gov or call Project Director Benji Philpot at 573-472-5371.