State awards design contract for Hoan Bridge project

Michael Baker Jr. Inc., a unit of Michael Baker Corp., has been awarded an $8.9 million contract by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the final design of the Hoan Bridge and the Interstate 794 Lake Parkway in Milwaukee.

Baker’s Madison 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.
The project is divided into three segments: Interstate 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 the 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. “The Baker team performed the preliminary design, and we look forward to the challenges this aggressive final design schedule will present.”
Michael Baker Corp. is based in Moon Township, Pa.


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