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Cleveland’s New I-90 Innerbelt Bridge:
Finalists Chosen to Submit Proposals to Build New Innerbelt Bridge

Cleveland (Tuesday, March 23, 2010)The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and City of Cleveland today announced the three finalists who will prepare technical and price proposals to build the state’s largest single transportation investment ever – construction of a new $450 million westbound I-90 Innerbelt Bridge.   

These three teams will submit their technical and price proposals in August and the contract will be awarded this September. 

Potential teams were required to provide ODOT with a list of qualifications.  As part of ODOT’s transparent and accountable process, those “Statements of Qualifications”  were evaluated based on specific criteria and have been awarded points based on how well that team meets those criteria.

The following three teams of designers and contractors were selected to prepare proposals:


Design-Build Team

Design-Build Contractor(s)

Design-Build Designer

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.


“The teams chosen demonstrated the highest level of project understanding and approach,” said District 12 Deputy Director Bonita G. Teeuwen, P.E.  “In their applications, these teams showed a high level of design, construction and management experience.”

The Department and the City of Cleveland have 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 winning design-build team will be required to present the community with an opportunity to select the final aesthetic details through a series of public meetings.

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.

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