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