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Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Selects I-270 North Design-Build Contractor

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ST. LOUIS - Nov. 6, 2019 At its monthly meeting held today on the St. Louis Community College campus in Ferguson, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission selected Millstone Weber as the Design-Build contractor for the Interstate 270 North Project. The $278 million dollar project runs along I-270 from I-70 on the west to west of Riverview Drive. 

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“Seeing this project come to fruition is great progress for the community, the region and the entire state of Missouri,” said MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna. “The I-270 North Project is MoDOT’s largest single project in the last decade. It will replace aging infrastructure, enhance safety and resiliency of the system and improve mobility for freight and passengers, all while creating an economic boost for nearby communities. MoDOT’s design-build model to scale the scope of work to match existing resources has worked well for us, and I believe it will with this project, too. ”

The I-270 North Design-Build Project seeks to improve reliability within the I-270 corridor, link communities, and enhance traffic operations so that the public has a durable and maintainable transportation network.

Challenges within the corridor include safety.  Reports show that both directions of I-270 have higher than average rates of severe crashes. They also indicate higher-than-average crash rates, with eastbound I-270 showing an average crash rate 30% higher than the statewide average for interstates. 

Photo of participants at November 6, 2019 MoDOT Commissioners Meeting

Other challenges include the corridor’s position as one of the heaviest traveled interstates in Missouri, 140,000 vehicles, of which 18% are heavy trucks, travel it daily. In addition, the corridor offers limited pedestrian facilities.

“This project has been in the works for a long time and we are excited to finally move forward to address some of the challenges within the I-270 corridor,” said Project Director, Justin Wolf. “While we know that a project of this scope will require patience on the part of those who travel throughout the corridor, we also know that the end product will be worth it.”

MoDOT’s project team will meet with Millstone Weber over the next several months to fine-tune project elements and construction approach. Improvements planned for the project include: 

  • Reconstruct interchanges at U.S. Route 67 (Lindbergh), Hanley/Graham Roads, New Florissant Road, Washington St./Elizabeth Ave., West Florissant Ave, News Halls Ferry Road, Old Halls Ferry Road and Route 367,
  • Additional lane of pavement on I-270 in both directions from U.S. Route 67 (Lindbergh) to Route 367
  • Improve accessibility for bicycles and pedestrians with shared use paths from Lindbergh to Breezy Point Lane along Dunn Road, and from Hanley/Graham Roads to Old Halls Ferry Road along Pershall Road, and
  • Improve safety with an updated outer road system that includes outer road conversions and removal of cross over slip ramps.

“We are thrilled to be part of this significant project,” said Thom Kuhn, President/CEO Millstone Weber, LLC. “We look forward to it being a model for how MoDOT, its contractors, engineers and the community can work together for the greater good. We and our partners are ready for the challenge.”

Work on the project is scheduled to begin in spring 2020. Project goals are:   

  1. Deliver the project by Dec. 1, 2023 within the program budget of $278 million.
  2. Maximize reliability and safety while linking communities for all users.
  3. Provide a durable and maintainable transportation network making Interstate 270 the conduit for a prosperous region.
  4. Grow and utilize a diverse workforce.
  5. Minimize and mitigate impacts to customers through innovation.

“Many of the people who have worked alongside of MoDOT to help make this project a reality have been reaching out to us to let us know how pleased they are that the project is moving into the construction phase,” said Wolf. “We are excited too because we know that those who live and use the I-270 North corridor will be the benefactors of a much-improved traffic system to travel on.”

The Design-Build team selected for the I-270 North project is:

Team Name Millstone Weber  
Major Participants: Millstone Weber Parsons Transportation Group
Additional Team Members: Horner and Shifrin
Terracon
Excel Business Concepts

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The rendering in this picture highlights the new design for the I-270 and Lindbergh Interchange looking from the east. Once constructed this interchange is designed to improve safety and mobility, while increasing connectivity and potentially offering increased economic development to the area. Specifics of this interchange will be provided at the public meeting in winter 2020.
The rendering in this picture highlights the new design for the I-270 and Lindbergh Interchange looking from the east. Once constructed this interchange is designed to improve safety and mobility, while increasing connectivity and potentially offering increased economic development to the area. Specifics of this interchange will be provided at the public meeting in winter 2020.
The rendering in this picture illustrates the improved interchange design for the I-270 and Route 367 Interchange. By designing and building a directional ramp from Eastbound 270 to Northbound 367 will provide a more robust solution to this heavily traveled movement. Specifics of this interchange will be provided at the public meeting in winter 2020.
The rendering in this picture illustrates the improved interchange design for the I-270 and Route 367 Interchange. By designing and building a directional ramp from Eastbound 270 to Northbound 367 will provide a more robust solution to this heavily traveled movement. Specifics of this interchange will be provided at the public meeting in winter 2020.

Previous Contractor Events

MoDOT hosted a DBE mixer on June 20, 2019. Both short-listed design-build teams were present to meet with potential DBE companies. Over 25 DBE firms attended and connected with the teams and MoDOT staff. View the sign-in sheets.

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Pre-Industry Meeting and DBE Mixer

MoDOT held a pre-industry meeting and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) mixer at the St Louis offices on Tuesday February 26, 2019. The meeting was open to prime contractors, design consultants, small contractors and certified DBE companies. MoDOT talked through the project goals, procurement schedule, project budget, and workforce diversity, among other topics. Please view the presentation and attendees list.

Attendees at the Pre-Industry Meeting and DBE Mixer
Attendees at the Pre-Industry Meeting and DBE Mixer