The South Capitol Street Corridor Project calls for replacing the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and transforming related sections of urban freeway into a beautiful scenic boulevard that increases pedestrian and vehicular safety, improves multi-modal transportation options, increases community accessibility and supports economic development on both sides of the Anacostia River.
While preliminary engineering and right-of-way land acquisition for the project have been underway since January 2012, final federal environmental approval and construction funding are still pending.
In the interim, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has begun the procurement process for a design-build contractor. In June 2013, DDOT issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from contractors for design-build construction of the first phase of the project. DDOT evaluated submitted Statements of Qualification from the proposer teams and notified four short-listed contractor teams in January 2014 of their advancement to the second stage of the procurement process with an opportunity to respond to a detailed Request for Proposals (RFP).
The agency anticipates construction on the project to begin in Spring 2015.
To best manage financing costs and potential construction impacts, DDOT has divided the project into five segments that are to be designed and constructed in two phases.
Estimated to cost about $608 million, Phase 1 includes Segments 1 and 2. Segment 1 consists of replacing the existing Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and its approaches with a new bridge and approaches, including also the demolition of the old Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. Segment 2 consists of constructing a new Suitland Parkway/I-295 Interchange. Phase 2 includes the three remaining segments that are to be advanced in future years at total cost of about $300 million.
|Notified Short Listed Contractor Teams||January 31, 2014|
|Issue Request for Proposals||Summer 2014|
|Receive Technical Proposals||Summer/Fall 2014|
|Select Design-Build Team||Spring 2015|
|Issue Notice to Proceed||Spring 2015|
|Final Completion||Winter 2018-19|