The Next Bond

Forecasts show that traffic volumes will continue to rise on the 1-29/35 corridor, which leads into downtown Kansas City, Missouri, and is already heavily used, with an average of 102,000 vehicles per day. The existing Paseo Bridge needs to be rehabilitated or replaced altogether at the age of 50 if it is to remain in use over the next 60 to 75 years. To address the issues along the corridor by either replacing or rehabilitating the Paseo Bridge to extend its useful service life and improving capacity, safety and mobility, the kcICON Design-Build Project was initiated. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) set the following as overall project goals: delivering the I-29/35 corridor improvements within total program budget; constructing a landmark Missouri River bridge able to be reasonably maintained to provide more than a century of useful service; maximizing safety, mobility, aesthetic and capacity improvements in the corridor; engaging stakeholders and the community to successfully develop and deliver the project; and meeting or beating the project completion date of October 31, 2011. MoDOT used a fixed-price, best-value approach to procuring the design-build contract for the kcICON project, which was awarded to Paseo Corridor Constructors, a joint venture of Kiewit, Massman Construction Co., and Clarkson Construction Co. (managing partner). The authors examine how creative performance-based procurement techniques, carefully crafted technical scoring criteria, and a highly responsive design-build solutions can produce results far surpassing both expectations and imaginations of both a bridge's owner and the surrounding community.

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  • Authors:
    • Cassity, Patrick
    • Kidwell, Brian
    • Byrne, Patrick M
  • Publication Date: 2009-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Illustrations; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 48-50, 52, 54
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01146471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 10 2009 1:27PM