Replace or rehabilitate poor or fair condition rated bridges along and within 15 miles of I-44 across the Southwest District. There are 33 bridges in the bundle with seven mainline I-44 bridges, 10 I-44 overpass bridges and the remaining on adjacent routes over various features. Many of the bridges are expected to be  replacements.

Counties Impacted
Project Status
Planning Phase

Short-Listed Teams

ESS Team – Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. and Parsons

KCI Team – KCI Construction Company, Inc.  and Bartlett & West

Restore 44 Team – Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company, Inc. and GBA

Capital Team – Capital Paving & Construction, Robertson Contractors, Inc. and HDR

Project Goals:

  1. Deliver a safe project within the programmed budget of $42.724 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 November 1, 2024

Tentative Procurement Schedule:

  • Project Advertisement -- April 2021
  • Request for Qualifications/Industry Meeting -- June 2021
  • Statement of Qualification Shortlist -- July 2021
  • Request for Proposal -- August 2021
  • Award -- January 2022

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

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