MILWAUKEE--(Michael Baker Jr., Inc., a unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE MKT:BKR), has been awarded an $8.9 million contract by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the final design of the Daniel Hoan Bridge and the IH-794 Lake Freeway in Milwaukee. Baker’s Madison, Wis., office is leading the project team which includes several Milwaukee area consultants, and will provide final roadway and structure design, as well as lighting, environmental, public involvement, traffic, survey and geotechnical services. Work began on the project in August with completion expected in October 2013.)--
“This project will ensure connectivity with the Port of Milwaukee and provide economic vitality for the Milwaukee area far into the future”
The project is divided into three segments: IH-794 East-West, between the Milwaukee River and the Lake Interchange, involving the removal of bridges and replacement with new structures; Lake Interchange, involving concrete overlays; and Hoan Bridge, involving the removal and replacement of the existing bridge deck as well as structural repairs and modifications. The lifespan of the Hoan Bridge with a new deck is expected to be 40 to 50 years.
“This project will ensure connectivity with the Port of Milwaukee and provide economic vitality for the Milwaukee area far into the future,” said Baker’s Project Manager, Robert Bondi, P.E. “The Baker team performed the preliminary design, and we look forward to the challenges this aggressive final design schedule will present.”
Michael Baker Corporation (www.mbakercorp.com) provides engineering, design, planning and construction services for its clients’ most complex challenges worldwide. The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defense, environmental, geospatial, homeland security, municipal & civil, oil & gas, rail & transit, telecommunications & utilities, transportation, urban development and water. With more than 3,000 employees in over 100 offices across the United States, Baker is focused on creating value by delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for infrastructure and the environment.