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Jacobs to provide engineering services for TH-169 - I-494 interchange project

Jacobs Engineering Group has announced that it has been selected by Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to provide engineering services for the Trunk Highway (TH) 169 - Interstate 494 Interchange Project in Minneapolis. The design-build contract has an estimated value of US$125.3 million. Jacobs will be the design lead for the design-build team, which is led by the joint venture of CS McCrossan Construction and Edward Kraemer & Sons. The project is expected to improve capacity, congestion and traffic operation at the vital Hennepin County intersection.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group vice president, Kevin McMahon, stated: “We are excited about working with our construction partners and the Minnesota Department of Transportation to help them improve traffic flow for residents, businesses and the traveling public.” The TH-169 - I-494 interchange is one of the most significant traffic bottlenecks in the southwest metropolitan area. While the improvement of this interchange is of great regional significance, the project has been in and out of MnDOT’s construction program many times due to its high cost. In an effort to reduce the project's cost to a fundable level, MnDOT has been working with the cities of Eden Prairie, Edina and Bloomington to redesign the project so that costs would be reduced from approximately US$180 million to US$140 million.

The approximate US$40 million savings would be realized by delaying the construction of two underutilized ramps - eastbound I-494 to northbound TH-169 and southbound TH-169 to westbound I-494 - because these traffic movements are already provided by TH-212 a short distance to the north. The lower-cost, phased approach will allow the ramps to be added in the future if needed. Based on traffic modeling, it is likely that they may never be needed. Major construction begins in spring 2011 and the project is expected to be substantially completed by November, 2012.

 

January 19, 2011

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