ST. CHARLES COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation has selected three teams to compete to design and construct the Interstate 70 Cave Springs to Fairgrounds Design-Build project.
This section of I-70 was built in the 1950s and 1960s, making it one of the oldest sections of interstate in the country and one of the busiest in Missouri. This corridor is in need of improvements to address connectivity, safety and congestion.
MoDOT received Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from the potential Design-Build teams.
The following teams (in no particular order) were selected to further develop their proposals on the project:
- Gershenson Construction Co., Inc. teamed with Bartlett & West, Inc. and Lochmueller Group, Inc.
- KCI Construction Company teamed with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. and HR Green, Inc.
- Millstone Weber, LLC teamed with Parsons Transportation Group, Inc.
“We are very pleased with the interest we received from the teams who want to work on this project,” said Project Director Stacey Smith. “All of these teams have excellent design and construction experience. They will bring great solutions to improve the problems along I-70.”
Design-Build is a delivery method that includes hiring one contracting team to complete the design work and build the highway under one contract.
The teams’ proposals will be due in mid-December and the Best Value Proposal is expected to be approved in early 2022. At that time, the details of the design and construction schedule will be released to the public.
The $62 million I-70 Cave Springs to Fairgrounds Design-Build project is funded by MoDOT ($52 million) and St. Charles County ($10 million).