The complete design-build team includes:
- Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company – Lead construction contractor
- Cook, Flatt & Strobel (CFS) Engineering – Lead engineering designers
- Hoerr Schaudt – Landscape architecture and urban design services
- VSM Engineering– Utility coordination and storm drainage design services
- Custom Engineering – Electrical engineering services for undergrounding of utilities
- Shockey Consulting – Planning and public engagement consultation
Radmacher Brothers, CFS Engineering and Hoerr Schaudt have collaborated in various capacities on similar corridor projects, including the $35 million Rogersville Project Freeway U.S. 60 design-build project for the Missouri Department of Transportation, and the Wornall Road design-build project (79th Street to 85th Street) in Kansas City.
“The GAP Collaborative team understands the importance of creating vibrant, transformative space within public rights-of-way and will bring our global experience to the City of Springfield,” the team said in its Statement of Qualifications document for the project. “We create beautiful award-winning spaces that are authentic and true to their respective cities that are integrated with active mobility solutions. It is our plan to do the same in the Grant Avenue Parkway corridor.”
This team’s selection is dependent on City Council’s final approval, scheduled for a first reading measure on Sept. 20. The deadline to obligate the $22 million federal Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant funding for the project is Sept. 30.
“Our project team at the City is excited for the GAP Collaborative to join our team and we’re ready to begin coordinating with our community partners, residents and stakeholders in making this project a reality for Springfield,” says Public Works Project Manager Leree Reese.
Depending on the contractors’ schedules, construction on the Grant Avenue Parkway is anticipated in 2022 with completion expected in 2024.