Shortlist released for project teams bidding on I-10 bridge project


Earlier this week, the Alabama Department of Transportation released a shortlist of three project teams that will submit proposals for the I-10 bridge project.

The shortlist was announced in an email obtained by the Baldwin Times sent to local government leaders in Mobile and Baldwin counties, which reads as follows:

“In November 2017, four teams provided ALDOT with Statements of Qualifications (SOQ). Upon review of the SOQs, the shortlisted teams moving forward in the RFP process are:

              I-10 Mobility Partners

Equity Members: Cintra and Meridiam

Lead Engineering Firm: Parsons

Lead Contractor: Ferrovial Argoman and Parsons

Lead Operations and Maintenance: Cintra and Meridiam

              Gulf Coast Connectors

Equity Members: ACS, Macquarie, Hochtief, and John Laing

Lead Engineering Firm: T.Y. LIN International

Lead Contractor: Dragados, Lane Construction, and Flatiron

Lead Operations and Maintenance: Gulf Coast Connectors

              Mobile River Bridge Group

Equity Members: InfraRed Capital Partners, Shikun & Binui, Astaldi, and Southland Holdings

Lead Engineering Firm: Figg Bridge Engineers

Lead Contractor: A Joint Venture of Astaldi, Johnson Bros, and Shikun & Binui

Lead Operations and Maintenance: InfraRed Capital Partners (InfraRed Infrastructure V), Astaldi, and Southland Holdings

“The three teams - deemed qualified after a thorough technical and financial capability review that included past project experience - will submit proposals for the design, build, finance, operations and maintenance of the Mobile River Bridge and Bayway. Proposals will be due this fall, with the selected team expected to be chosen by the end of the year.”

Baldwin County Commissioner Chris Elliott said he was excited to see the project continuing to move forward and praised the coordination between local, state and federal officials that has gotten the project to this point.

“This project has been needed for 20 years, and with the progress we’re continuing to make on it, it won’t be another 20 years before it’s actually finished,” Elliott said. “There has been a tremendous amount of cooperation between state and federal officials, along with a lot of work from our local officials, to make certain this project and our needs here get the attention and the support that are deserved. It has not been an easy process, but we’re glad to be moving forward in a direction that will positively effect not only our local residents, but travelers throughout the country who use our roads.”