MoDOT Shortlists Four Teams for Chester Bridge Design-Build Project

Chester IL bridge

SIKESTON – The Missouri Department of Transportation has received Statements of Qualification from potential design-build teams for the Chester Bridge project, which will replace the Route 51 bridge over the Mississippi River. This major river bridge connects the cities of Perryville, Missouri and Chester, Illinois.

The SOQs have been evaluated, and four teams have been prequalified to proceed.

The following teams (in no particular order) were selected to further develop their proposals:

  • Massman Traylor Chester Joint Venture: comprised of Massman Construction, Traylor Bros., Inc., and HNTB Corporation
  • The Ames Team: comprised of Ames Construction Inc. and Parsons Transportation Group
  • American Bridge/Burns & McDonnell Team: comprised of American Bridge Company, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc., and Modjeski and Masters, Inc.
  • Lunda Team: comprised of Lunda Construction Company and T.Y. Lin International

“The shortlisted teams have been selected to compete for the contract to oversee the design and construction of the Chester Bridge design-build project,” said Chester Bridge Project Director Brian Okenfuss.

Design-build projects combine both the design and construction phases into one contract. The selected contract team completes the design and construction in parallel instead of in succession, which saves time and resources.

“We are excited about the interest we received and look forward to working with the shortlisted teams to further develop their proposals,” added Okenfuss. “Each team has great experience in both design and construction, and the proposals will detail their plans to meet or exceed each project goal.”

MoDOT will issue the Request for Proposal in September 2022. The design-build team is expected to be selected in March 2023, with construction beginning as early as spring 2023.

For more information about the Chester Bridge design-build project, please visit the project website at: