For Immediate Release:
July 28, 2017
Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Industry Forum on August 28th
Pre-Registration for event is required and includes project overview, presentation, and one-on-one meetings with development teams
MOBILE, AL. – The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will be holding an Industry Forum for the I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project in Baldwin and Mobile Counties in southwest Alabama. The Forum is scheduled to take place on August 28th with One-on-One meetings occurring on August 28th& 29th 2017 at the Mobile Convention Center. Activities during the event will include a project overview and presentation, as well as One-on-One meetings with development teams by request. Pre-Registration is required.
The Project aims to increase the capacity of I-10 by constructing a new six-lane bridge across the Mobile River, ultimately replacing the existing four-lane Bayway with an eight-lane facility at an elevation above the 100 year storm surge event. The total estimated cost of construction for the I-10 Mobile River Bridge Project is estimated to be in excess of $1.5B.
ALDOT is considering alternative methods of delivery for the Mobile River Bridge and anticipates the project being implemented as a Public-Private Partnership (P3) in the form of a design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) model. Tolling will be implemented and managed by the private partner; tolling structure has not yet been determined.
During the forum, ALDOT and its advisors will provide an overview of the project, share traffic and tolling information, describe the DBFOM delivery approach and communicate the project procurement development timeline. There are a limited number of available time slots for the One-on-One meetings. Pre-registration for this event is required.
While the forum is geared toward informing the industry about the project, it will also serve as a platform for interactions between larger (national/international) entities and interested regional and local firms and contractors. Space will be provided at the forum to facilitate communication and information exchange between larger and smaller firms.
Information gathered via the Industry Forum and One-on-One Meetings will assist ALDOT in refining the approach for project development. Information from attendees may also be used to assist ALDOT with the preparation of procurement documents for the proposed Project.
ALDOT intends to follow up the Industry Forum for the project with the issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in the fall of 2017 and a Request for Proposals (RFP) in the second quarter of 2018.
Registration and access to the full Industry Forum Project Information document can be found at: http://mobileriverbridge.com/mrb-industry-forum-registration/.
ALDOT's mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally and economically sound transportation network across Alabama. For further information, visit www.dot.state.al.us.