Counties Impacted
Project Status
Planning Phase
Route Impacted
Interstate 70
In Progress
Issue RFQ & Industry Meeting


Nov. 15 2019, 1-4 p.m., MoDOT


Northeast District Office

1711 S. Highway 61

Hannibal, MO 63401

Not Started
Shortlist Announced

December 2019

Issue RFP

January 6, 2020

Not Started
Proposals Due

March 2020

Not Started
MHTC Award

April 2020

Not Started
Construction Begins

July 2020

Design-Build Teams Selected To Compete for Interstate 70 Climbing Lanes at Mineola Hill

HANNIBAL - The Missouri Department of Transportation has completed evaluation of the Statement of Qualifications submitted by potential design-build teams for the construction of climbing lanes on both east and west bound Interstate 70 near Mineola Hill and has short-listed three teams.

“We had great interest in this project, and we have narrowed the list down to the three teams below who will proceed to compete for the contract to oversee the design and construction of this highway improvement project,” said MoDOT Project Director Brandi Baldwin. 
The following teams were selected to further develop their proposals on the project:

  • Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. and Bartlett & West
  • Radmacher Brother Excavating and Wilson & Company
  • KCI Construction and Jacobs Engineering

MoDOT’s design-build team will release the Request for Proposals on January 6th, 2020.  “This means these teams will receive our formal request to submit their proposals to design and construct the new climbing lanes,” Baldwin explained.  “We will continue with the second phase of the design-build project after the new year, with plans to award the project at the April 1, 2020 Commission meeting in Jefferson City.

“Thank you to everyone who expressed interest and put in the time and effort to deliver a SOQ for consideration,” Baldwin noted.  Those interested in receiving email updates about I-70 in Montgomery County can sign up here.




The project’s primary purpose is to construct eastbound and westbound truck climbing lanes near Mineola Hill to enable traffic to flow more safely and efficiently and to replace the bridges within the project limits to accommodate the climbing lanes and to replace existing deficient structures.


One Design-Build team will be selected to design and construct the project. MoDOT will use a best-value selection process to evaluate the ability of the Design-Build proposers to meet or exceed the following project goals:

  • Optimize traffic flow and safety with the project limits during and after construction.
  • Use the available resources wisely to improve safety, reliability and long-term performance of the assets with the project limits.
  • Meet or beat the construction completion date of Nov. 30, 2021.
  • Program Budget $15.8 million
    • Preliminary & Construction Engineering
    • Stipends
    • Design-build Contract $14.4 million

One-page letters of interest will be accepted from interested firms until Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, by mail or similar delivery method to: Brandi Baldwin, I-70 Mineola Hill Truck Climbing Lanes Project, Missouri Department of Transportation, 1711 S. Highway 61, Hannibal, MO 63401, or by email to