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Cleveland’s New I-90 Innerbelt Bridge:
Evaluation Begins on Proposals to Build New Innerbelt Bridge

Northeast Ohio Residents asked to Share Their Thoughts on Bridge Aesthetics   

CLEVELAND (Thursday, August 5, 2010) - After months of engineering and design work, the three teams competing to build Cleveland’s new Interstate 90 Innerbelt Bridge have delivered their detailed plans and proposals to the Ohio Department of Transportation and ODOT wants to hear from citizens and businesses in Northeast Ohio regarding the look of the new structure. 

Starting today, engineers and technical experts from ODOT and the City of Cleveland will begin a thorough process of evaluating each of the three technical proposals for constructing the new westbound bridge – estimated at $450 million – making it ODOT’s largest single-project investment in state history. 

In order to complete construction on this project faster, ODOT is using a unique value based design-build process, in which the design and construction of the project are combined in a single contract – with the award going to a team of designers and construction contractors. 

Three teams were chosen in March to compete for this historic project: Lane/Brayman, A Joint Venture, LLC with designer FIGG; Trumbull-Great Lakes-Ruhlin, A Joint Venture (TGR) with designer Parsons Transportation Group Inc.; and Walsh Construction with designer HNTB Ohio Inc.

ODOT and the City of Cleveland have laid out very clear and transparent selection criteria for choosing the final design. Technical elementssuch as schedule, safety, quality management, construction plans, community outreach and sustainabilitywill be scored by the ODOT-Cleveland expert team.

Also important are the aesthetics and looks of the new bridge, and ODOT is asking Northeast Ohioans to weigh-in on the appearance of the new structure. 

Starting Friday afternoon, ODOT will post online the three teams’ conceptual drawings – both day and night renderings. Cleveland-area residents are encouraged to log-on to www.Innerbelt.org to share their thoughts on the designs before a deadline of noon on Sunday, August 15. 

The three technical proposals will be evaluated on a 105-point scale measuring how well each of the following items is addressed:

 

Part

Evaluation Criteria

Maximum Points

A

Sustainability and Green Initiatives

5

B

Design Management

5

C

Proposed Design

30

D

Construction Management

10

E

Construction

15

F

Quality Management

10

G

Schedule

10

H

Community Relations

10

I

One the Job Training

5

J

Prequalification

Not scored

K

Bridge Aesthetics

5

TOTAL SCORE POSSIBLE

105

Only after the design-build proposals have been evaluated will ODOT then open the price proposals from each team. The project will be awarded to the team providing the “best value” based on a combination of the technical and the price proposals.  

This thorough technical review will take several weeks. The contract will be awarded this September. 

Before any major construction begins, the winning design-build team will be required to present the community with an opportunity to provide input on the final aesthetic details through a series of 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 www.Innerbelt.org.

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For more information contact:
ODOT District 12 Communications Office at (216) 584-2006 or email D12.PublicInformation@dot.state.oh.us