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Laying the Groundwork for the I-5 Bridge

In this webinar, Greg Johnson will be discussing updates for the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program and how small businesses can get involved.

IBR Presentation

What is the Interstate Bridge Program?

The Interstate Bridge is a critical connection between Oregon and Washington, located on Interstate 5 where it crosses the Columbia River. This project includes replacing the Interstate Bridge with a new seismically resilient, multimodal solution and updating the 7 interchanges within the 5 mile corridor to improve traffic conditions.

Background

Regional leaders identified the need to address the I-5 corridor, including the Interstate Bridge, through previous planning studies. In 2004, the Washington and Oregon Departments of Transportation formed the joint Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project. The intent of this project was to improve safety, reduce congestion and increase mobility of motorists, freight traffic, transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians. This project was active between 2005 and 2014 and successfully received a federal Record of Decision in December 2011. However, the CRC project did not secure adequate state funding to advance to construction and was discontinued in 2014.

The IBR program team is working in collaboration with local, state, federal and tribal partners and the community to complete the following work over the next four years.

Based on previous planning activities, it is estimated it will take three to five years to complete the environmental review process and obtain federal approval before beginning construction. The environmental review process began in 2021.

Why is it important to me?

The IBR is looking at awarding approximately two dozen contracts to help in the construction of the project.

Construction is expected to be sequenced, starting with the river crossing and its approaches. Construction of the river crossing is expected to occur between the end of 2025 – 2032.

In 2024, it is anticipated the IBR will be providing preliminary information on packaging including sequencing, schedule, delivery methods and number and value of contracts.

How can I be part of it?

IBR worked with federal partners to set a mandatory 15% DBE goal on the current consultant contract.

Many opportunities will be available over the next 10+ years as the design is finalized and construction takes place in the following areas:

− Architecture − Engineering − Surveying − Planning and Scheduling − Permit Coordination − Public Outreach − Quality Control and Testing − Construction Management − Bridge Construction − Bicycle/Pedestrian Path Construction − Highway Cover − Road Construction − Light Rail Construction − Transit Station Shelters − Buildings Construction − Steel Fabrication and Erection − Electrical − Concrete − Stormwater and Trenching − Drilled Shafts − Asphalt Paving − Retaining Walls − Painting − Excavation − Site Work − Utilities Relocation − Trucking − Landscaping − Security − Guardrails − Signage − Traffic Control − Demolition − Debris Removal − Final Cleaning

For Washington State Procurement questions, meet with your local APEX advisor. Sign up for one on one counseling at the top of the page or click here:  https://washingtonapex.ecenterdirect.com/signup

WSDOT has a business webpage you can access for more information on how to do business with WSDOT and subscribe for email updates: https://wsdot.wa.gov/businesswsdot 

Next Steps and Resources:

After watching the video, download the attached resources and check out the following links:

Become a Client with Washington APEX for one on one counseling: https://washingtonapex.ecenterdirect.com/signup

See IBR Next Steps interstatebridge.org/nextsteps

Visit CREDC Website: https://credc.org/

Join IBR office hours, in person or virtually, and get your questions answered! Visit interstatebridge.org/calendar to schedule an appointment, email info@interstatebridge.org

Sign-up for IBR monthly newsletter: interstatebridge.org/news

WSDOT business webpage for more information on doing business with WSDOT: https://wsdot.wa.gov/businesswsdot

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Region 6 is hosted by the Thurston County Economic Development Council and serves Pierce County.

ABOUT THE THURSTON EDC

The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) is a private non-profit organization.  As the lead economic development organization in Thurston County our mission is to create a vital and sustainable economy throughout the county and region that supports the livelihood and values of our residents. We do this by:

·        Connecting local businesses with experts and resources that help them remain competitive

·        Creating and delivering strategic messages that attract new investment to our community

·        Working with our community partners to enhance our collective prosperity and encourage our economic future 

·        Participating regionally to ensure that Thurston County plays an appropriate role on the regional economic stage.

Pierce County services are primarily provided virtually. 

This location is funded, in part, through a partnership with Pierce County through the Navigator Program

General Contact: pierce@washingtonapex.org

Clallam and Jefferson counties

Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Tri City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Region 8 is hosted by the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce and serves Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Grant, Klickitat, Walla Walla, and Yakima counties.

About the Tri-City Regional Chamber

The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce is the leading business advocate for nearly 1,000 private, public, and non-profit member firms in the Tri-Cities region. The fifth largest chamber in Washington, the Tri-City Regional Chamber advocates for a strong business community and supports the interests of its members. The Regional Chamber is a catalyst for business growth, a convener of leaders and influencers, and a champion for a strong community.

Address

7130 W Grandridge Blvd, Suite C
Kennewick, WA. 99336

Email: tricity@washingtonptac.org

GREATER SPOKANE INC

Region 7 is hosted by Greater Spokane Inc and serves Spokane, Adams, Asotin, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens and Whitman counties.

ABOUT GREATER SPOKANE INC

Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) is the Spokane region’s business development organization, focused on leading transformative business and community initiatives to build a robust regional economy. Founded in 1881 as the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce, GSI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a vibrant Spokane region by advocating for the region, driving strategic economic growth, and championing a talented workforce. Learn more at GreaterSpokane.org

Address

801 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 100
Spokane, WA 99201

Contact: Spokane@washingtonptac.org

Green River College

Region 5 is hosted by the Green River College serves King County.

ABOUT THE GREEN RIVER COLLEGE

The mission of Green River College is to ensure student success through comprehensive programs and support services responsive to our diverse communities.

ADDRESS

1221 D St NE
Suite 210 C
Auburn, WA 98002

Email: king@washingtonptac.org

Economic Alliance Snohomish County

Region 4 is hosted by the Economic Alliance Snohomish County and serves Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Whatcom counties.

ABOUT THE EASC

The Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC) is a nonprofit serving as a combined economic development organization and a countywide chamber of commerce. We bring together private-public partners to create a unified voice for Snohomish County.

Address

808 134th St. SW, Suite 101
Everett, WA 98204

Email: snohomish@washingtonapex.org

Columbia River Economic Development Council

Region 3 is supported by the Columbia River Economic Development Council and serves the counties of Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania. 

Columbia River Economic Development Council 

Address

805 Broadway St, Suite 412
Vancouver WA 98660

Email: swwa@washingtonapex.org

Thurston County Economic Development Council

Region 2 is hosted by the Thurston County Economic Development Council and serves Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Wahkiakim, Chelan and Kittatas counties.

This center is also the main center for Washington APEX Accelerator Statewide

ABOUT THE THURSTON EDC

The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) is a private non-profit organization.  As the lead economic development organization in Thurston County our mission is to create a vital and sustainable economy throughout the county and region that supports the livelihood and values of our residents. We do this by:

  • Connecting local businesses with experts and resources that help them remain competitive
  • Creating and delivering strategic messages that attract new investment to our community
  • Working with our community partners to enhance our collective prosperity and encourage our economic future
  • Participating regionally to ensure that Thurston County plays an appropriate role on the regional economic stage.

Address
4220 6th Ave
Lacey, WA 98503

General Contact: thurston@washingtonapex.org

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

Region 1 is hosted by the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance and serves the counties of Kitsap and North Mason.  

ABOUT KEDA

The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) is a 30+ year old public/private nonprofit 501 (c) (6) corporation founded in June 1983. Our goal is to attract and retain jobs and investments in this community that generate wealth, enhance the qualify of life and embrace future generations.

Address
2021 NW Myhre Rd, Suite 100
Silverdale WA 98383

Email: kitsap@washingtonptac.org