Michigan Takes Advantage of Design-Build for $1.3 Billion I-75 Project

The Detroit News reports, “A $1.3 billion project that begins Monday [August 15] to rebuild an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 75 aims to curb fatal and severe accidents and will use a contracting practice designed to accelerate construction, state officials said Thursday.” The report adds, “MDOT is using a design/build contract, where prequalified contractors bid on the job with limited design documents; an engineering firm was hired to finish the plans and construction is done as the design progresses in an effort to accelerate the project.”