Design-Build Information

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General

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.

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.

Potential Design-Build Projects

The following projects have been identified in the 2019-2023 STIP as candidates for design-build delivery. The list is subject to change at any time without notice. Official designation of project delivery will require approval of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. As more information becomes available, this site will be updated.

I-44 Bundled Bridges

Funds available – FY 2019:  Will provide an update on 8/2/18.

I-270 North Project

Funds available – FY 2019: Will provide an update on 8/2/18.

Projects with Scoping Only

 
The purpose of this section is to identify potential future highway and bridge projects. These projects may be in the evaluation stage, which is
called project scoping, or may be further along in the preliminary design process. Projects listed in this section are not commitments to construct or implement an improvement. These commitments won’t be made until the NEPA process is completed. These projects are being included in the STIP for the scoping or preliminary design phase only, and subsequent phases have not yet been determined or are beyond the STIP horizon period.

For more information on the MoDOT Design-Build Projects, please contact Dave Simmons at 314-453-1878, or at David.J.Simmons@modot.mo.gov

  • Missouri Route 740 (Central District) – No information available.
  • I-70 Rocheport Bridge (Central District) – No information available.
  • I-44 Gasconade and Little Piney River (Central District) – No information available.
  • ADA Improvements (Central District) – No information available.
  • I-70 Wentzville Parkway to Route Z (St. Louis District)– No information available.
  • Outer Road 70 Corridor Improvements (St. Louis District) – No information available.

Projects Underway

U.S. Route 54 “Champ Clark Bridge” over the Mississippi River – Pike County

On June 29, 2017, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission selected the Massman/HNTB team to design and construct a new Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana, Mo. The existing narrow two-lane bri...

I-435 South Loop Link – Jackson County

On Dec. 1, 2017, the Missouri Highways & Transportation Commission selected the Radmacher-Wilson Team – construction contractor Radmacher Brothers Excavating Inc. and the engineering design firm o...

St. Louis Safety Project – Franklin and St. Charles counties

In May 2017, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission selected the NB West Contracting Company to improve safety at 31 locations in Franklin and St. Charles counties. Other members of the t...

Completed Design-Build Projects

U.S. Route 69 Bridges – Kansas City

In July 2014, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission selected the American Bridge Company and Garver team as the design-build contractor for the U.S. Route 69 Bridges project. The $79 million project replaced two bridges over the Missouri River between Platte County, Missouri and Wyandotte County, Kansas. The southbound bridge, commonly referred to as the Fairfax Bridge, was built in 1933. The northbound bridge, commonly referred to as the Platte Purchase Bridge, was built in 1957. Construction began in Fall 2014 and the project was completed in December 2016.

Interstate 44/Route 141 – St. Louis County

In January 2016, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission selected the Pace Construction team, including AECOM Technical Services, Kuesel Excavating Company and the Lochmueller Group, as the design-build contractor for the I-44/Route 141 project in St. Louis. The project improved connections at the Interstate 44/Route 141 interchange at Route 141 and Vance Road. The $22 million project also included pavement improvements throughout the project limits. Construction began in June 2016 and was completed in the summer of 2018.

I-64 Daniel Boone Bridge over the Missouri River – St. Charles/St. Louis counties

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 built a new bridge to replace the 80-year-old westbound bridge. It also built a new Chesterfield Airport Road interchange including connecting the North Outer Road to the westbound I-64 on ramp. The project also added a continuous westbound fourth lane from the Chesterfield Airport Road entrance ramp to the Route 94 exit ramp, and added a shared use path on the new eastbound bridge connecting the KATY Trail to the Monarch Levee Trail.

Construction began in early 2013. The bridge opened to traffic in late 2015 and the total project, including removal of the 1935 structure, was completed in June 2016.

Route 364 Upgrade - Phase 3 – St. Charles County

In February 2013, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission selected the Page Constructors Joint Venture, including Fred Weber Inc., Millstone-Bangert Inc., Kolb Grading with lead designer Parsons Transportation Group as the design-build contractor for Route 364 – Phase 3.

The $118 million project completes 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. The cost of the project is being shared by MoDOT, St. Charles County and local municipalities. Construction began in May 2013 and was completed in late 2014.

I-70 Bridges over Manchester Trafficway – Kansas City

In July 2013, The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission selected the Clarkson Construction Company and HNTB team as the design-build contractor for the Manchester Bridge Project.

MoDOT replaced the I-70 bridges over Manchester Trafficway, the Blue River and the adjacent rail yard. As part of the project, the historic through-tied arch Route 40 bridge over the Blue River just north of I-70 was also replaced. Construction on the $65 million design-build project began in February 2014 and was completed in late 2015.

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.

kcICON

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 and Sound Bridge Improvement Program, which was completed in October 2012 – under its $685 million budget and 14 months ahead of schedule.

Project Freeway: U.S. 60 Rogersville

In June 2014, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission selected the Ozark Regional Road Constructors, including Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company; Reynolds, Smith & Hills; CFS Engineers; Palmerton & Parrish; TREKK Design Group and Hg consult as the design-build contractor for Project Freeway.

The $27 million project focused on improving safety and moving traffic more efficiently along the U.S. Route 60 corridor in Rogersville by eliminating at-grade intersections and eliminating the traffic signals at the west junction of Business Route 60 and Route B/VV with U.S. Route 60. Construction began in Fall 2014 and was completed in November 2016.

Columbia I-70 Bridges – Boone County

In June 2015, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission selected Emery Sapp and Sons and the Parsons Transportation Group as the design-build contractor for the Columbia I-70 Bridges project. The $18 million project replaced three bridges over local streets in Columbia at Business Loop 70/West Boulevard, Garth Avenue and Route 763/Rangeline Street. Work began in August 2015 and the project was completed by September 2016.