Five teams responded to a request for qualifications for a public-private partnership in Michigan to modernize a stretch of Interstate 75. The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to use a Design-Build-Finance-Maintain contracting method to construct the third segment of the I-75 Modernization Project, a project that has been in the planning stages for 20 years.
The following teams are vying for the contract after lodging their bids by the December 8 deadline:
- Star America, Vinci and Granite
- John Laing, Aecom, Dan’s Excavating, Ajax Paving and Jaydee Contractors
- Walsh and Meridiam
- Fengate, Wahlbridge and Michels Corporation
MDOT expects to release the shortlist and the draft RFP to the shortlisted firms in January 2018. Under the plans, the final 5.5 mile segment (Segment 3) of the I-75 corridor in the Detroit Metro Region will be delivered under a design, build, finance, maintain model. The partner will receive availability payments.