Design-Build Teams Selected to Compete for Bootheel Bridge Bundle Project

SIKESTON - The Missouri Department of Transportation has received Statements of Qualification from potential design-build teams for the Bootheel Bridge Bundle project, which will repair or replace 15 bridges on the Southeast District’s asset management plan.

The SOQs have been evaluated and four teams have been prequalified to proceed.

“We are excited about the interest we have received in the project. Four teams have been selected to compete for the contract to oversee the design and construction of this bridge bundle project,” said MoDOT Project Director Jessie Philpot.

The following teams were selected to further develop their proposals on the project:

  • Kiewit - Benesch
  • Lehman - Wilson
  • Robertson Contractors, Inc.
  • Kozeny – Wagner, Inc.

Design-build projects combine both the design and construction phases into one contract. The selected contract team completes the design and construction in parallel instead of in succession, which saves time and resources.

Thirteen bridges in the Bootheel Bridge Bundle are included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state and was authorized by the Missouri General Assembly in the 2019 legislative session.

MoDOT will issue the Request for Proposal this March. The design-build team is expected to be selected in July 2020, with construction beginning as early as summer 2020.

“Thank you to everyone who expressed interest and put in the time and effort to deliver a SOQ for consideration,” Philpot added.

For more information on the Bootheel Bridge Bundle, please visit the project webpage available at:


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