CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IS APPARENT LOW BIDDER ON CLINTON STREET BRIDGE
Construction schedule to be determined
(Friday, October 26, 2018) – The Great Lakes Construction Company is
the apparent low bidder on the project that will replace the bridge
carrying state Route 15 (Clinton Street) over the Maumee River in
Defiance. The company’s bid was the lowest out of the seven that were
submitted Thursday, Oct. 25.
analysis of the bids has begun to determine if The Great Lakes
Construction Company remains the lowest bidder. The contract is
expected to be awarded officially within two weeks, once the analysis
contract was bid as an A plus B, with A being the cost to construct,
and B the amount of time needed for full closure of the bridge,
specifically a number between 260 and 290 days.
project will completely replace the existing structure with a bridge
that will carry four lanes of traffic and provide better access across
the bridge for pedestrians, bicyclists and those with disabilities.
bridge was initially planned to be constructed part-width to maintain
traffic. But based on public feedback, officials with the Ohio
Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 made the decision last
fall to close the bridge entirely during construction.
full closure is expected to result in less congestion in the downtown
area as traffic will disperse and travel other routes. The full closure
also allows construction to be done differently than if traffic were to
be maintained, which reduced the project’s expected duration.
are the experts in construction. If there’s a way to do something more
efficiently, they will find it and we’re encouraging them to do so,”
said Kirk Slusher, deputy director for ODOT District 1.
the contact is awarded, ODOT and the Great Lakes Construction Company
will hold a public meeting to share the construction schedule.
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains
the state's largest man-made asset – the transportation system. ODOT's
mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods
from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT
invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through
maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.