On April 23, 2012, the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA), in coordination with the Indiana Department of Transportation, shortlisted four teams for its East End Crossing (Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project) (the East End Crossing) located in Southern Indiana.
The East End Crossing is part of the broader Ohio River Bridges Project in the greater Louisville, Kentucky/Southern Indiana region. Specifically, the Ohio River Bridges Project will consist in improvements to connecting roadways, but most prominently, provide two new toll bridges across the Ohio River: the Downtown Bridge – a new bridge carrying I-65 and upstream on the Ohio River from the existing Kennedy Bridge – and the East End Bridge – also a new bridge connecting I-265/KY 841 with S.R. 265 in Indiana. The Ohio River Bridges Project also features several multi-modal improvements to increase transportation choices for area residents, including enhanced bus service and pedestrian and bicycle trails and pathways.
The East End Crossing project involves construction of the East End Bridge and approaches on both the Kentucky and Indiana sides of the Ohio River. The selected proposer will develop, design, build, finance, operate and maintain the East End Crossing through an availability payment concession.
The shortlisted teams, in alphabetical order, are:
- East End Mobility Partners (joint venture of SNC-Lavalin Capital, John Laing Investments Limited and Zachry Resources, Inc.), teaming with Tutor Perini Corporation, Zachry Construction Corporation and SNC-Lavalin Transportation USA, Inc. collaborating as the design-builder, with Frontier Kemper Constructors Inc., ARUP USA, Inc. and Daelim Industrial Co, Ltd., among others.
- Ohio River Mobility Group (joint venture of ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc., Hochtief PPP Solutions North America, Inc. and Skanska Infrastructure Development, Inc.), teaming with Skanska USA Civil Southeast, Inc., Flatiron Constructors, Inc. and Dragados USA, Inc. as the builders, with URS Corporation and T.Y. Lin International as the designers, and with others.
- Ohio River Transportation Partners (joint venture of InfraRed Capital Partners Limited, Balfour Beatty Capital and Kiewit Development Company), teaming with Ohio River Transportation Constructors East as the joint-venture builder (Kiewit Infrastructure Co., Traylor Bros., Inc., Massman Construction Co. and Kokosing Construction Company, Inc.), with Ohio River Transportation Designers as the joint-venture design team (HNTB Corporation and Parsons Brinkerhoff), and with others.
- WVB East End Partners (joint venture of Walsh Investors, LLC, VINCI Concessions S.A.S. and Bilfinger Berger PI International Holding GmbH), teaming with Walsh Construction Company and VINCI Construction Grand Projets as the builders, with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. as the designer, and with others.
IFA plans to issue a final RFP in late July, 2012 with award and execution of the comprehensive public-private partnership agreement by year’s end.
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