C.A. Hull and Anlaan Corp. Awarded $159M Design-Build Project
Bid together as a joint venture with Anlaan Corporation, C.A. Hull was named one of the two bridge contractors on a multi-year, $159M design-build project in Michigan’s southwest region. This investment, which was awarded through the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), involves 10.03 miles of resurfacing and reconstruction on I-94 as well as the replacement of nine structures and the rehabilitation of eight structures along the interstate in Calhoun County, Mich.
“Design-Build projects are a true team effort,” says Dave Turner, Vice President with C.A. Hull. “We established a strong team of contractors and designers to pursue the project and we look forward to successfully completing the design and construction together. Along with combining our resources to execute the project, having a joint venture partner allows us to take advantage of our collective experience to develop the best approach to the project.”
Resurfacing work on the project will take place from west of Helmer Road to 6 ½ Mile Road and from east of I-94BL (Michigan Avenue) to west of 17 ½ Mile Road. Among the 17 structures set to be replaced and/or repaired, includes profile changes at the I-94 at Capital Avenue interchange to improve under-clearance, reconstruction of I-94 over and under select bridges, paving of various ramps, guardrail upgrades, pavement markings, and drainage improvements.
Road and bridge work on this project will take place in the city of Battle Creek, Emmet and Marshall Townships. Work will begin this fall and continue through 2025 with most of the work being completed by the end of 2024.
“During the bidding phase, our team was able to brainstorm cost-saving ideas throughout the process.” says Jay Desai, Director of Design-Build with C.A. Hull and Project Manager for the joint venture.
Earlier this year, C.A. Hull began work on another joint venture project with Anlaan Corp., serving as the two bridge contractors on the Bridge Bundling Pilot Project. The $24.3M contract for the pilot program was awarded in the spring of 2021 with the goal to streamline coordination and permitting, increase economies of scale, and improve bridge conditions on local routes around the state. This pilot project, the first of its kind in Michigan, encompasses 19 bridges owned by local agencies.