After an extensive proposal development and selection process, the City of Springfield has selected a team of contractors, landscape architects, engineers and consultants led by Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company, in partnership with project designers Cook, Flatt & Strobel (CFS) Engineering and Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, to design and construct the Grant Avenue Parkway corridor improvement project. The team is calling itself the GAP Collaborative.
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.
About the Grant Avenue Parkway project
Funded primarily by a $22 million federal Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant, the Grant Avenue Parkway will provide major transportation improvements along Grant Avenue in the heart of Springfield.
The project will create a multi-use pedestrian and bicycle pathway along Grant Avenue between Sunshine Street and Downtown Springfield. The three-mile stretch will connect downtown businesses and neighborhoods with the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium (WOW). The route is envisioned to include bike and pedestrian friendly facilities, various traffic-calming improvements, bridge enhancements, utility upgrades, fiberoptic internet connectivity and additional crossing and intersection improvements.
To view a recording of the Project Reveal broadcast and for more information on the project, visit www.grantavenueparkway.com/reveal.