National architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann has been awarded the role of prime consultant for major reconstruction work along US-127 / I-496 for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The project addresses one of the highest priority highway problems in the state, aiming to alleviate major traffic issues and congestion around the City of Lansing and Michigan State University.
Bergmann’s Midwest Infrastructure team operating out of the firm’s Lansing and Southfield, MI offices performed the initial study and scoping for the project and will serve as the prime consultant on the major Design-Bid-Build project moving forward. The project will involve multiple disciplines across Bergmann, requiring complex highway, bridge and drainage work, plus railway coordination. Construction is scheduled to commence in 2021.
“Our entire team is extremely proud to be involved in this major improvement project,” stated Richard Chelotti, PE, Senior Vice President, Bergmann. “It’s a testament to our years of partnership with MDOT and will contribute significantly to the safety of residents and travelers through the region.”
This University Region project is one of many in Governor Whitmer’s Rebuilding Michigan Five-Year Transportation Program, which aims to rebuild highways and bridges that are critical to the state’s economy and carry the greatest amount of traffic. It is also the latest in Bergmann’s long history of work with the State of Michigan and MDOT. Since the late 1990’s Bergmann has contributed to some of the state’s major infrastructure improvement projects, including design of Michigan’s first diverging diamond interchange (DDI) at University Drive and I-75, I-75 modernization (segments 1 and 3) and major improvements to I-94 in Jackson, MI.