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NCDOT names four finalists for I-485 'design/build/finance' project

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has recently announced the four finalists for construction of the final five miles of Interstate 485 in Mecklenburg County. 

The four teams of contractors/consultants/financiers are:
  • Barnhill/English, a joint venture of Barnhill Contracting Co. and W.C. English Inc., and HDR Engineering Inc. of the Carolinas;
  • Blythe Construction Inc. and Wilbur Smith Associates;
  • Kiewit Southern Co. and Parsons Transportation Group Inc.; and
  • The Lane Construction Corp. and The LPA Group of North Carolina, P.A.
Currently, NCDOT is in the earlier stages of reviewing each group's Request for Proposal (RFP).  It is an approximately three month process that will ultimately end with the awarding of a bid on May 28th.

The final five miles of I-485 is the first of three parts of a major $540 million construction project.  The second part includes widening of Interstate 85 from I-485 to Cabarrus County.  The third is for the actual reconstruction of the existing I-85/485 interchange.  Both remaining parts of the project will go through the same awarding process.

For more:
NCDOT Narrows List of Teams Competing for Charlotte Outer Loop Contract to Four ---NCDOT

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