The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is soliciting Letters of Interest from companies interested in providing Design-Build services for the US 54 Champ Clark Bridge Project in Pike County, Missouri and Pike County, Illinois. The project’s primary purpose is to replace a deficient bridge with a new Mississippi River Bridge connecting Missouri and Illinois. One Design-Build team will be selected to design and construct the project. MoDOT will use a Best Value selection process to evaluate the ability of the

Design-Build proposers to meet or exceed the following project goals:

-Meet or beat the project open to traffic date of November 1, 2019.
-Deliver a project on budget that supports everyday commuters and freight.
-Construct a safe, reliable, low maintenance Mississippi River Bridge that will provide at least a century of service.
-Minimize and mitigate construction impacts and maximize work zone safety to customers and workers.
-Deliver the project using a diverse workforce by use of innovative techniques.
-Demonstrate a commitment to quality.

An informational meeting is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2017, at MoDOT’s Hannibal District Office, 1711 South Highway 61, Hannibal, MO 63401.
It is anticipated the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will be released this same day. At the meeting, a presentation will be made on the project, followed by a question and answer period and time for networking. Firms interested in receiving US 54 Champ Clark Bridge Design-Build information should send a one-page Letter of Interest to MoDOT by registered mail, or similar delivery method that indicates proof of receipt, no later than Friday, December 30, 2016, to ensure that you receive all information.

The Letters of Interest will allow MoDOT to compile a list of interested companies for notices and any announcements relating to the US 54 Champ Clark Bridge Design-Build Project. Address all letters to: Keith Killen, P.E., US 54 Champ Clark Bridge Design-Build Project Missouri Department of Transportation, 1171 South Highway 61, Hannibal, MO 63401 Include in your Letter of Interest the company name and a contact person at your company including, address, phone, and e-mail. If your firm is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), indicate with which local or state agencies you are certified.