Reed & Reed has won the best value proposal for the VTrans Design-Build I-91 twin bridge replacements in Rockingham, Vermont. The Reed & Reed / HDR team received the highest total score of the four proposals received. Our total score of 88.59 bested the closest competitor at 80.71, with the two other competitors scoring 78.52 and 71.51 respectively. Reed & Reed had the lowest Bid Price at $44.3mm, with the next closest bid price at $45.6mm. We narrowly finished second on the Technical Proposal portion, scoring 38.59 versus 38.81.
The Rockingham Project involves replacement of Bridges 24N and 24S, twin barrels of I-91 over the Williams River and the Green Mountain Railroad. The current bridges will be replaced one at a time, with traffic shifted to the other bridge. Smart Work Zone technology will be employed to facilitate traffic flow. The current four-span bridges consist of underdeck steel trusses with concrete decks, supported on tall concrete piers. The I-91 roadway elevation is approximately 100 feet above the existing ground.
Our winning proposal is twin four-span precast concrete spliced girder bridges. Abutments and piers are supported on pile foundations. Ninety foot tall concrete pier shafts support the superstructure.
Reed & Reed received a Letter of Intent from VTrans on June 1, 2016 and expects Contract Award on July 6, 2016. Design, submittals and approvals are scheduled to be completed by April, 2017. On site work will start in May, 2017 and continue through Substantial Completion in November, 2019.