Arlington Memorial Reconstruction Project Awarded
The Federal Highway Administration awarded and will manage the $192 million contract with Kiewit Infrastructure Co. of Hanover, Md., with $35 million of the total project cost going for engineering, construction management, wetlands mitigation, and contingency.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently announced a $227 million project to rehabilitate Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C., and said the project as awarded will save U.S. taxpayers $35 million and 1.5 years of estimated construction time.
"Repairing Arlington Memorial Bridge underscores President Trump's commitment to rebuilding American infrastructure and is a major step in addressing the National Park Service's $11.3 billion maintenance backlog," Zinke said. "The bridge is one of the largest transportation infrastructure projects in National Park Service history."
During the past six years, the National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration have made emergency temporary repairs while planning the larger rehabilitation; without a complete rehabilitation, the bridge's concrete deck would have required it to be closed by 2021.
The Park Service, with the District of Columbia as co-signer, received a $90 million FASTLANE grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., secured an amendment to the fiscal year 2017 Appropriations Act directing $30 million to the project. In order to complete the project in a single phase, the NPS will invest $107 million of its annual transportation and construction funds and use a design-build contract, so the contractor will both design and perform the work.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awarded and will manage the $192 million contract with Kiewit Infrastructure Co. of Hanover, Md., with $35 million of the total project cost going for engineering, construction management, wetlands mitigation, and contingency through FHWA. "We are happy to play a role in rehabilitating this iconic American bridge," said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Brandye Hendrickson. "Using state-of-the-art tools, techniques, and engineering practices, we can improve the bridge's safety and ensure it remains an active part of the nation's capital."
Interior said major construction will start in fall 2018.