MoDOT Announces I-270 North Project StaffMissouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
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Sent by I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator Nina M. Thompson
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ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has hired Nina M. Thompson as Communication’s Coordinator for the I-270 North Design Build Project. Thompson brings more than 30 years of experience in Public Relations consultation and strategy development to the project. Her past work includes helping businesses, state agencies, and non-profit organizations strategically develop and execute public relations and communications efforts, and 14 years in Missouri state government.
The project will address safety, traffic congestion, accessibility, and aging infrastructure along I-270 from I-70 on the west, to west of Riverview. Team members currently working on the project include: Project Director, Justin Wolf; Deputy Project Director, Eric Kopinski, Design Coordinator Jennifer Becker, and Design Builders Ploisongsaeng Intaratip, Brian Roth-Roffy, Sheron Thomas, Schuyler Noeth and Tabitha Locke.
To ensure workforce diversity related to the $252 million project, MoDOT established project goals of 18% Construction and 22% Professional Services. This equates to approximately $45 million for DBE contractors and consultants on this single project. Workforce diversity goals are federally set at 14.7% minorities per craft and 6.9% women per craft. In addition, the RFP requires the selected design-build team to have a minimum of eight On-the-Job Training (OJT) 1,000 hour slots, six allocated for construction and two for professional services.
MoDOT is also offering approximately $375, 000 in grant opportunities to local workforce training facilities and DBE supportive services during the duration of the project. In addition to the efforts MoDOT has taken to ensure a diverse workforce on this project, there is a scoring section worth 10% of the overall points, within which design-build proposers will be scored based on submitted approaches to public information, community outreach, and workforce accessibility
“This will be a challenging endeavor, but we have a great project team, strong project goals, and two innovative, nationally-recognized St. Louis companies competing for the project. Both teams have experience in Design-Build and interstate highway construction,” said Wolf.