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Cleveland’s New I-90 Innerbelt Bridge:

Potential Design-Build Teams Submit Statements of Qualifications

Cleveland (Tuesday, March 2, 2010)The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) today received statements of qualifications from potential design-build teams who hope to build the state’s largest single transportation investment ever – construction of a new $450 million westbound I-90 Innerbelt Bridge. 

The following teams of designers and contractors have submitted Statements of Qualifications to ODOT:

Design-Build Team

Design-Build Contractor(s)

Design-Build Designer

Kokosing-Kiewit, A Joint Venture

Kokosing Construction Company
Kiewit Construction Company

Janssen & Spaans Engineering, Inc.

Lane/Brayman, A Joint Venture, LLC

Lane/Brayman, A Joint Venture, LLC


Trumbull-Great Lakes-Ruhlin, A Joint Venture (TGR)

Trumbull Corporation
The Great Lakes Construction Company
The Ruhlin Company

Parsons Transportation Group Inc.

Walsh Construction

Walsh Construction

HNTB Ohio Inc.

On February 2, ODOT began advertising for “Requests for Qualifications” from potential design-build teams.  Potential teams were required to provide ODOT with a list of qualifications including past experience in design-build construction management, project understanding and approach and capabilities of the team.  As part of ODOT’s transparent and accountable process, those “Statements of Qualifications” will be evaluated based on specific criteria and will be awarded points based on how well that team meets those criteria. 

Each proposal will now be evaluated and, on March 23, ODOT will announce three design-build teams to prepare technical and price proposals for the new bridge.  These three teams will submit their technical and price proposals in August. 

As part of the Department’s innovative value-based design-build process, ODOT has made clear its intentions of choosing design-build teams to provide:  Maximum Positive Impact, Superior Design & Construction Expertise, Outstanding Aesthetics, Creative Ideas for Sustainability and Excellent Community Relations.

The Department has laid out selection criteria for choosing the final design including: Sustainability and Green Initiatives, I-90 Bridge Aesthetics, Design Management, Proposed Design, Construction Management, Construction, Quality Management, Schedule, Community Relations, On-the-Job Training, Prequalification and Cost.

Each of the above criteria have been assigned a point value and a team of ODOT and City of Cleveland officials will evaluate the proposed design based on this technical criteria.  Only after the design-build proposals have been evaluated will price proposals be opened. The project will be awarded to the team which provides the “best value” based on a combination of the technical and the price proposals.

The Department also wants Cleveland residents to have a say in the look of the new structure.  The contract will be awarded this September, and the winning design-build team will be required to present the community with an opportunity to select the final aesthetic details through a series of additional public meetings.

Construction is expected to begin in 2011 and the entire project is expected to be complete by June 2014.  For more information log-on to


For more information contact:
The ODOT District 12 Communications Office at (216) 584-2006 or email