In 2018, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) awarded the Oakland Corridor Partners (OCP) team the Design, Build, Finance and Maintain (DBFM) contract to upgrade the final segment of the I-75 Modernization Project (Segment 3) in southeast Michigan.
Pre-construction efforts including design, utility coordination, public involvement and others began in late 2018. OCP took over interim maintenance of the corridor from MDOT in May 2019. Construction of the project began in August 2019 and will continue until fall 2023. The 25-year post-construction maintenance term will end in 2048.
"The staff overseeing the creation of this unique contracting method worked tirelessly analyzing different options to determine that the DBFM model would provide the best project for Michigan in terms of innovation and delivery while meeting the project goals and objectives," said former State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle.
MDOT Metro Region Engineer Kimberly Avery said “In agreements that transfer maintenance responsibilities to a private party, the public owner benefits from guaranteed performance standards and long-term pricing that is locked in throughout the agreement.”
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