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Project Profiles

Innerbelt Eastbound Bridge
Location Cleveland, Ohio
Project Borrower / Sponsor Ohio Department of Transportation
Program Areas P3
Mode Bridge
Description The project consists of the construction of a new eastbound Innerbelt Bridge over Cuyahoga River in to the City of Cleveland. A new westbound bridge is currently under construction as a separate project. Demolition of the existing Innerbelt Bridge, which is over 60 years old and has exceeded its useful life, will begin once the new westbound bridge, which will accommodate all traffic until the eastbound bridge opens. Each new bridge will carry five lanes of traffic increasing capacity by 25 percent.
Cost $302.1 million (ODOT construction and inspection cost estimate)
Funding Sources TBD
Project Delivery/Contract Method DBF (design-build-finance)
Private Partner TBD
Project Advisors/Consultants TBD
Lenders TBD

RFQ issued November 20, 2012

Final RFP expected March 2012

Construction expected to start November 2013

Expected completion late 2016

Financial Status

In procurement

Financial close expected November 2013

Innovations The westbound bridge of the Innerbelt bridge was procured as a design-build project funded by ODOT. ODOT chose to pursue the eastbound bridge as a design-build-finance, a first in Ohio, in part because of a three-year gap in funding between the completion of the westbound bridge and the start of construction on the eastbound bridge. Using a DBF structure will allow them to complete the project two years earlier than anticipated.
Related Links/Articles

ODOT Eastbound Innerbelt Project Website

ODOT Division of Innovative Delivery - DBF Procurement

ODOT Alternative Delivery Analysis Memo - August 2012

Contacts Michael Wawszkiewicz
ODOT Division of Innovative Delivery
(614) 285-8804
Federal Highway Administration | 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE | Washington, DC 20590 | 202-366-4000
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