February 6, 2018- Shortlist released: ALDOT announced the Shortlist of three project teams to respond to the Request for Proposals for the Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project. In November 2017, four teams provided Statements of Qualifications. Please click here to review the Shortlist.
February 2, 2018: Pile Driving along I-10: ALDOT will begin field work along the I-10 corridor in preparation of a load test program for the MRB project the week of February 12, 2018. This work will provide additional preliminary data to the teams that will be submitting proposals for the project. The information gathered from these tests allows designers to determine the minimum length of piling needed in the final design, which will lead to significant cost savings. Mobile contractor Jordan Pile Driving, Inc. was awarded the $3.4 million contract. Work completion date is May 31, 2018.
January 16, 2018- Shortlist Release Delayed: ALDOT prepared to release the shortlist today, January 16. Due to conflicts with the Governor’s schedule, the Alabama Toll Roads, Bridges and Tunnel Authority was not able to meet to approve the Shortlist. Once the list is approved, ALDOT will release the list.
November 17, 2017- ALDOT Receives Four SOQs: Four teams turned in responses to the Request for Qualifications for the Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project. A full list can be found on the press release posted here. The ALDOT project team will now review submittals and issue a Short List of proposers that will be invited to submit proposals in 2018.
November 17, 2017- ALDOT Submits TIFIA Letter of Interest: The Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project has submitted a Letter of Interest (LOI) to the Department of Transportation. The LOI is the first step in the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) process. TIFIA programs provide credit assistance for qualified projects of national significance and that provide public benefits. The USDOT will review the LOI and additional project information to determine ALDOT’s eligibility to submit a complete application.
November 15, 2017- SOQ submittals: SOQs are due Friday, November 17, at 2 p.m. Central Time. Documents must be received at the project office: 107 St. Francis Street, Suite 2100, Mobile. Due to building security, check in with security, located at the St. Francis St. entrance. In addition, call 251-434-6807 upon arrival. A project staff member will respond and meet submitters in the lobby to receive the applications and register receipt.
November 10, 2017- Build America Bureau Visit: On Tuesday, November 7, representatives from Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau came to Mobile. The visit provided Bureau with an overview of the project and a tour of the preferred alignment. ALDOT received guidance on the Bureau’s programs in advance of the upcoming submission of the TIFIA letter of interest.
November 10, 2017- Addendum 3 Posted: ALDOT has posted Addendum 3 on the Members Resources section of this website. The posted Forms document has been updated as of November 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (Central Time).
November 7, 2017- ALDOT applies for INFRA Grant: ALDOT submitted an INFRA Grant application for $250 million to the Build America Bureau. The INFRA program provides dedicated, discretionary funding for projects that address critical issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges.
November 4, 2017- Addendum 2 Posted: ALDOT has posted Addendum 2 on the Members Resource section of this website. Addendum 2 addresses the majority of proposer requests for clarification, including changes to the Forms referenced in ALDOT’s previously issued responses.
Addendum 3 will be released the week of November 5, 2017. ALDOT does not intend to make any amendments to the Forms after issuance of Addendum 3.
ALDOT will accept additional requests for clarification only with respect to changes to the RFQ made in Addendum 2 and in the forthcoming Addendum 3 within three days after the issuance of the applicable Addendum.
October 31, 2017 – New T&R Study Posted: The updated Traffic and Revenue study report is available in the Members Resources section of the website. This version includes Chapter 10 – Sensitivity Tests. It is item 5 on the Projects Document list. Once you open the document, you will see the updated version has the of the new version is “Draft October 2017”.
October 17, 2017 – RFQ Deadline Extended: To provide responders with ample time to finalize teaming arrangements and identify and incorporate the disparate resources required for the project into the submission, ALDOT is moving the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) due date to November 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Central Time. In conjunction with this change, ALDOT is also extending the deadline for questions and requests for clarification regarding the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to November 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time.
October 13, 2017 – Q&As posted: Visit the Members’ Resource section of the website. A new RFQ Addendum is posted. In addition, this is where the Questions and Answers for the RFQ are housed.
September 17, 2017 – Ames & Gough Insurance/Risk Management has joined the Mobile River Bridge and Bayway procurement team. Ames & Gough has extensive experience advising project owners, including numerous state Departments of Transportation, on project insurance and risk management issues. They have been in business for 25 years.
September 25, 2017 – RFQ Q & A available: We are posting answers from formally submitted questions at the bottom of the Members Resource page. The deadline for questions and requests for clarification regarding the RFQ is 10 a.m. Central Time on November 3, 2017. See page 20 of the RFQ for more details.
September 22, 2017 – RFQ Released: The Mobile River Bridge and Bayway is now available online. All documents are on the Members Resource page. Registration is required to view and download the documents.
September 15, 2017 – T&R Draft Report Available: The Traffic and Revenue Draft report is now available online. It can be found under the Member Resources section of this website.
The I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project is a proposal to increase the capacity of I-10 by constructing a new six-lane bridge with 215 feet of Air Draft Clearance (ADC) across the Mobile River and building a new eight-lane Bayway. The proposed project would be located in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, Alabama.
Purpose and Need
In the Mobile area, there is a need to increase the capacity of I-10 to meet existing and predicted future traffic volumes and to provide a more direct route for vehicles transporting hazardous materials, while minimizing impacts to Mobile’s maritime industry.
Members of the Mobile River Bridge team traveled to New York to meet with the New York State Thruway, Port Authority and FHWA for a peer exchange from March 27 – 31.
All communications, questions, responses and technical registration issues associated with the Project must be addressed by email to the following point of contact:
Mobile River Bridge Project Spokesperson