Cost: $486.7 million

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission�s Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program is a two-phase program to improve 802 of the state�s lowest-rated bridges by October 2014.

Missouri Bridges Project 554, Multiple Cities, Missouri
Photo: Courtesy Of Missouri Dept. Of Transportation
Missouri Bridges Project 554, Multiple Cities, Missouri

In the first phase of the program, 248 bridges have been identified for rehabilitation, and many of those are already under construction by other contractors. They are being put out for bid in groups according to location, type or size to expedite the design and construction process.

In the second phase, the remaining 554 bridges are scheduled for complete removal and replacement and have been packaged in a single design-build contract that was awarded to KTU Constructors, a joint venture, in June 2009.

KTU Constructors has committed to the complete construction of these 554 bridges by December 2013. KTU is comprised of Kiewit Western Co., Traylor Bros. Inc. and United Contractors Inc.

The $487 million design-build project will replace the bridges in 111 Missouri counties.

Key Facts

Start/Completion: June 2009/December 2013

Owner: Missouri Department of Transportation, St. Louis

Contractor: KTU Constructors Joint Venture (Kiewit Western Co., Traylor Bros Inc., United Contractors Inc.), St. Louis

Engineers: HNTB Corp., St. Louis; The LPA Group Inc., Columbia, S. C.

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