12 July 2012
Missouri Highways & Transportation Commission in the USA has chosen a joint venture of Walsh Construction and Alberici Constructors with designer Burns & McDonnell for the Interstate 64 Daniel Boone Bridge.
The US$125 million design and build project will build a new I-64 bridge over the Missouri River to replace the deteriorated bridge built in 1935. The project will also include removal of the 1935 existing westbound bridge and a construction of an interchange.
"I'm pleased to announce the Walsh-Alberici joint venture with designer Burns & McDonnell as the selected design-build contractor," said MoDOT Director Kevin Keith. "Their proposal provides the most improvements coming in under budget with a delivery much faster than we had anticipated. The impacts to the public during construction will be very minimal and the final outcome will provide a great benefit to the users of the bridge."
The Walsh-Alberici construction schedule maintains all lanes during peak hours with minimal weekend closures for demolitions and bridge girder settings. Construction will begin in 2013 with traffic on the new eastbound bridge by mid-November 2014 and all traffic lanes in use by October 2015.
"The Walsh/Alberici Joint Venture, along with our designer, Burns & McDonnell is pleased to be selected for the Daniel Boone Bridge project,” said Walsh Construction senior project manager Eric Hayes.
"This is a great opportunity for local trades that have always performed when needed to build major infrastructure projects for our community," said Alberici Constructors chief operating officer Leroy Stromberg.