Design-Build Information

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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.

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MoDOT’s Upcoming Design-Build Projects

MoDOT conducted a webinar on Nov. 10, 2020, to discuss upcoming design-build projects.  Click the button below to watch the event recording.

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Design-Build Projects in Procurement



June 3, 2021 – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


This project will replace or rehabilitate bridges rated in poor or fair condition along I-44 and various other routes within 15 miles of the interstate across the Southwest District. Counties impacted include Dallas, Greene, Jasper, Lawrence and Webster.


For more information, contact Project Director Laurel McKean at or (417) 818-9043.


As-built bridge and roadway plans are available upon request.  Click here to submit a request for access to this information.  A contact name and the contact’s e-mail address must be provided within the request.             

Project Schedule


Project Advertisement

May 2021

Issue Request for Qualifications/Industry Meeting  

June 2021

Statements of Qualification Shortlist

July 2021

Issue Request for Proposals

August 2021

MHTC Team Selection

January 2022

Project Goals:

  1. Deliver a safe project within the programmed budget of $38.055 million.
  2. Maximize the number of locations to be addressed while providing quality structures.
  3. Use innovation to reduce delay and minimize impacts to the public.
  4. Deliver the project utilizing a diverse work force.
  5. Complete the project on or before Nov. 1, 2024.

May 5, 2021 – For immediate release

Lehman-Wilson team selected to design, build 31 bridges in northern Missouri

All projects to be completed by Fall 2023

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today selected the Lehman-Wilson team for the design-build contract to replace 31 weight-restricted and poor condition bridges in northern Missouri over the next two and a half years through the Fixing Access to Rural Missouri (FARM) Bridge Program. It was made possible by the 2019 receipt of a $20.7 million federal grand under the Federal Highway Administration’s Competitive Highway Bridge Program.

Design-build is a project delivery method in which one contracting team is selected to design 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.

The Lehman-Wilson team includes Lehman Construction Co. of California, Missouri and Wilson & Co. Engineers & Architects of Kansas City. “We were very pleased with the proposals submitted by these teams and are ready to make improvements on the transportation system in these rural areas,” said Missouri Department of Transportation Project Director Jeff Gander.

The project will replace deficient bridges on low-volume routes that are:

  • Weight-restricted
  • In poor condition
  • On timber pile
  • One-lane but carry two-way traffic

The full list of bridges to be replaced can be found on the FARM Bridge program web page.

“We’re proud to have been selected to build the bridges on the FARM Bridge Program and look forward to a good working relationship with MoDOT and the region,” said Lehman Construction owner Kenny Lehman.

The Lehman-Wilson team’s goal is to subcontract 6% of the construction and 12% of the professional and design activities to Disadvantaged Business Enterprise companies. Federal workforce goals also require that various percentages by county of those working on the project are minorities and 6.9% are female for all counties.

The next step in the design-build process is for Lehman-Wilson to fine-tune its design plans on the first set of bridges to be replaced. “We expect construction to begin later this fall,” Gander said, “and, depending on the level of winter we have, it is possible we could work straight through.”

He indicated each road will be closed at the bridge to speed up construction. “Message boards will be placed on these roads a few weeks before each closure, and we encourage residents in these areas to sign up to receive our email and text alerts,” he said. He added MoDOT will continue to send information and updates to local media for their distribution. MoDOT’s online traveler map also shows locations of work zones and road closures.

The oldest bridge to be replaced is on Route A in Worth County and was built in 1930.  The average age of these bridges is 80 years.



Project Advertisement

October 15, 2020


Industry Meeting/RFQ Release

November 16, 2020


SOQ’s Due

December 14, 2020


SOQ Shortlist

December 23, 2020


RFP Release

January 12, 2021


One-on-One Technical Meetings

January through March


Proposals Due

April 6, 2021


Award at MHTC Meeting

May 2021


Feb. 3, 2021 – For immediate release

Massman-Clarkson selected as design-build team for the new Buck O’Neil Bridge in Kansas City


LEE’S SUMMIT – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today selected Massman-Clarkson, A Joint Venture for the design-build contract to replace the Buck O’Neil Bridge, formally known as the Broadway Bridge. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring of 2022 and be fully completed by late fall of 2024.

“We are thrilled by the decision and look forward to working with Massman-Clarkson, A Joint Venture,” said Missouri Department of Transportation Kansas City District Engineer Dave Silvester. “This is such an important regional project that wouldn’t happen without the partnership between the City of Kansas City and MoDOT. We expect great things from this successful team effort.”

Massman-Clarkson, A Joint Venture competed against two other design-build teams (American Bridge and Traylor-Ames), both of whom had local and national experience. Their dynamic project proposal demonstrated a best-value design for the City of Kansas City, which made them the top choice. The Massman-Clarkson team includes the following firms: Massman Construction Co., Clarkson Construction Co. and HNTB Corporation – all of Kansas City.

The winning contractor had to meet or exceed several goals, which included: providing a direct connection between U.S. Route 169 to Interstate 35, building a new bridge that can be reasonably maintained and will provide a century of service, and minimizing the impact to the travelling public during construction.

“This is a significant milestone for the project, and the City of Kansas City is glad to see this progress,” said City Manager Brian Platt. “We will continue working with the state to ensure the project employs a diverse workforce as we build this vital and transformative economic link between downtown KCMO and our northland region. This will benefit our residents and visitors by adding bike and pedestrian facilities, improving access to the downtown airport and decreasing traffic congestion, especially on our local streets.”

The new Missouri river bridge will cost close to $220 million dollars to construct and will provide a safe, connective and accessible transportation facility that improves regional and local system performance.

The John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Memorial Bridge is a triple arch bridge carrying U.S. Route 169 over the Missouri River, and serves as a key regional connection between downtown Kansas City and communities north of the river.

While safe, the bridge is nearing the end of its projected service life. Opened in 1956, the bridge is nearly 65 years old. Nearly 50,000 vehicles use the bridge daily.

For more information, visit the project web page at

The I-70 Cave Springs to Fairgrounds project is a Design-Build project that will make improvements to address the connectivity, safety and congestion issues that have impacted this region for decades.  For more information, contact Project Director Stacey Smith at 314-453-5084 or by email at or visit the project website at



1. Improve connectivity for the local community while maximizing safety and efficiency of the transportation network within the program budget of $62 million.

2. Provide a durable and maintainable transportation infrastructure allowing for future expansion.

3. Minimize impacts to the traveling public during construction while safely delivering the project by June 28, 2024.

4. Deliver the project using a diverse workforce.




Project Advertisement

June 17, 2021

Industry Meeting/RFQ Release

July 19, 2021

SOQ Shortlist

August 2021

RFP Release

September 2021

MHTC Team Selection

February 2022

March 2, 2021 – For immediate release

MoDOT Moves Ones Step Closer to Building a New Rocheport Bridge

JEFFERSON CITY – Following an extensive evaluation process, four qualified teams have been selected to compete for the contract to design and construct a new Missouri River Bridge on Interstate 70 near Rocheport.

The Missouri Department of Transportation has received Statements of Qualification from potential design-build teams for the Rocheport Bridge project.

     “We are very pleased with the interest we received in working on the Rocheport Bridge project. The four short-listed teams are all very experienced and capable of producing a successful project,” said Project Director Brandi Baldwin. “We look forward to moving forward in the process and selecting the final design-build team.” 

The following teams (in no particular order) were selected to further develop their proposals on the project:

  • Traylor-Ames Joint Venture Team - Traylor Brothers, Inc.; Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.; Ames Construction, Inc.
  • American Bridge/Garver Team - American Bridge Company; Garver, LLC; Hg Consult, Inc.; Terracon
  • Rocheport Bridge Constructors - Massman Construction Company; HNTB Corporation; Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.
  • Lunda Team - Lunda Construction Co.; Parsons Transportation Group, Inc.; Dan Brown & Associates; Hugh Zeng United

There are still opportunities for additional consultants and subcontracting firms to be added to each team. A networking opportunity for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises will be offered this spring.

Design-build projects combine both the design and construction phases into one contract. The selected team completes the design and construction in parallel instead of in succession. MoDOT provides the project goals, budget and schedule, and the contractor team conducts the work. This technique has been known to significantly save time and money. For more information about design-build or to see other similar project across the state, visit

This $240 million project was made possible by the July 2019 award of a $81.2 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The project will replace the existing I-70 bridge as well as reconstruct the Route BB interchange just east of the bridge.

MoDOT has established design-build goals for the project. The contractor team will be selected using an apparent best-value process to determine the team who can best meet or beat the goals.  To view the full list of goals and project timeline visit

MoDOT will issue the request for proposal later this month. Proposals will be due in June and the design-build team is expected to be selected in July, with construction beginning as early as later this year with completion by the end of 2024.

For more information or to sign up for updates on the I-70 Missouri River Bridge at Rocheport, please visit the project webpage at:


Project Schedule  
Issue RFQ & Industry Meeting   January 29, 2021
SOQs Due February 2021
Shortlist announced March 2021
Issue RFP March 2021
Proposals Due June 2021
MHTC Team Selection July 2021
Open to Traffic August 2024
Project Complete December 2024


Project Goals:

  • Meet the expectation of delivering the project under budget.
  • Provide a high quality, durable, low maintenance project that improves safety and reliability.
  • Minimize traffic impacts during and after construction while maximizing safety and capacity.
  • Maximize safety for workers while beating the project completion deadline of 12/31/24.
  • Deliver the Project with a diverse workforce that fosters future DBE and workforce development.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality and innovation in all phases of the project.

Feb. 26, 2021

Public Notice – I-70 Missouri River Bridge at Rocheport

Upcoming Design-Build Projects

    The Mid MO ADA Design-Build Project was postponed in April 2020 due to anticipated loss of MoDOT’s fuel tax revenue as a result of the national shutdown of businesses surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The project has since been re-evaluated and several locations added, including sites in the Northwest District, significantly increasing the scope of the project. The MoDOT project team is currently evaluating risks at these new locations. 

    The project be advertised in late spring to early summer. Additional details, timelines and updates will be posted on the project web page and sent to all contractors and consultants who have contacted or submitted documents to the Mid-MO ADA team in the past. If you have any questions or would like to be added to the project contact list, please email the team at

    The purpose of the Central District ADA Design Build project is to complete the current ADA Transition plan in the Central and Northwest Districts and bring the remaining locations into ADA compliance. The procurement process is expected to begin in the spring or summer, 2021. One team will be selected to design and construct the project.

    Project Goals

    1. Deliver the project within the program budget of $23.1 million.
    2. Bring designated pedestrian facilities into ADA compliance.
    3. Use innovation to maximize improvements that provide long-lasting and safe pedestrian facilities.
    4. Safely deliver a project that minimizes and mitigates construction impacts through construction staging and communication efforts.
    5. Complete the project no later than Dec. 1, 2023.

    For more information, please email the MidMo ADA team at or call Project Director Chris Brownell at 573-526-4477.




    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 MoDOT Design-Build projects, please contact Dave Simmons at 314-453-1878, or at


    • Missouri Route 740 (Central District) – No information available
    • I-44 Gasconade and Little Piney River (Central District) – No information available
    • Safety Improvements (Northwest District) – No information available
    • I-70/Route 131 Interchange at Odessa (Kansas City District) – No information available
    • I-70 Corridor Improvements (Kansas City District) – No information available
    • I-70 Realignment at Wentzville (St. Louis District) – No information available
    • Kansas City ADA Project (Kansas City District) – No information available
    • Safety Improvements (St. Louis District) – No information available

    Projects Underway

    I-270 North Project

    The I-270 North Design-Build Project seeks to improve reliability within the I-270 corridor, link communities, and enhance traffic operations so that the public has a durable and maintainable transpor...

    Bootheel Bridge Bundle Project

    “The purpose of the Bootheel Bridge Bundle project is to repair or replace 15 bridges on the Missouri Department of Transportation’s asset management plan for the Southeast District,” said Project Dir...

    Completed Design-Build Projects

    Mineola Hill Climbing Lanes Design-Build Project

    This highway project was made possible by a federal Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant in combination with the replacement of the I-70 Missouri River Bridge at Rocheport in Boone and ...

    I-44 Project Bridge Rebuild

    On Feb. 6, 2019, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission selected the Emery Sapp & Sons/Parsons Transportation Group team as the design-build contractor for I-44 Project Bridge Rebuild...

    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...

    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 mil...

    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 th...

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

    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 ...

    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 P...

    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 repl...

    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 ...


    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. ...

    Safe and 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 mont...

    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 Engin...

    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...