mulberry leather purse ALDOT Announces Firms Competing to Build the Mobile River Bridge
MOBILE, Alabama (WKRG) The Alabama Department of Transportation announced Friday that four teams have responded to the State’s Request for Qualifications for the I 10 Mobile River Bridge Project. (A Southland Company), and Shikun Binui Ltd (Acting through Shikun Binui America Inc.)Lead O InfraRed Capital Partners Limited acting in its capacity as manager of InfraRed Infrastructure V (1) LP / Shikun Binui Ltd. / Southland Holdings LLCALDOT issued the RFQ for the MRB project on September 22, 2017, and the deadline for response was November 17, 2017.
The proposed project has three major components: a new, aesthetically pleasing cable stayed bridge over the Mobile River; replacement of the existing Bayway; and five interchange modifications. The Mobile River Bridge will be a six lane facility with a minimum vertical clearance of 215 feet over the Mobile River to assure the viability of Mobile’s maritime industry. The reconstructed Bayway provides eight lanes of travel for 7.5 miles and will be built to an elevation above the 100 year storm surge level. The interchange modifications will assure safe and easy access to the Interstate and surrounding infrastructure.
The Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project will be ALDOT’s first Public Private Partnership (P3). A P3 allows industry to bring innovation and expedite the project to assure timely delivery. In addition, ALDOT will use the Design Build Finance Operate Maintain (DBFOM) model for the MRB. Used successfully by public agencies throughout the nation and internationally to build critical infrastructure projects, the DBFOM model enables shared risks and rewards, and can help ensure project completion dates.
ALDOT will review the SOQ responses to determine which teams will advance to the Request for Proposal (RFP) process of the project. Release of both a Short List of selected proposers and the Draft RFP is set for early 2018.