06 December 2005
The Missouri Highways & Transportation Commission has decided on a design and build approach to procure the new Paseo Bridge and improvements to the I-29/I35 highway corridor. The commision decided that design and build would provide innovation, creativity, speed and cost efficiency. The total programme budget is US$245 million. "Design-build offers the best method for producing a noteworthy crossing and corridor improvements for our project budget," said Missouri Department of Transportation district engineer Beth Wright. MoDOT expects to release the draft environmental impact statement on the project in early 2006 and appoint the design-build contractor in mid-2007. The project is due for completion by 31 October 2011.