Maryland Department of Transportation — Structural, Electrical and Mechanical Rehabilitation of the Curtis Creek Bridge

Two bridges crossing Curtis Creek – built in 1976 and 1980, respectively – developed mechanical and electrical problems due to their age and needed to be completely replaced. To do so, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) launched a $21 million project using ‘Construction Management at Risk’ delivery methods to save money and time. MDOT began that process by contracting a highly qualified construction manager to perform the work, who then created custom design details and project scope strategies in order to meet the construction timetable. The contract also ensured the use high quality equipment for this complex double-bridge project, eliminating change orders through detailed risk assessments with the construction manager, and using guaranteed pricing to stay within the project budget and schedule. Through this approach, MDOT was able to deliver a result that exceeded expectations while providing travelers with a much safer commute.