RS&H was the lead design firm working with Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company, Inc. on this high-profile, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) design-build project in southwest Missouri. The project consisted of converting four miles of US 60, previously a highway, into an access-controlled freeway. The main goal of the project was to implement long-lasting, context-sensitive improvements that would facilitate safe and efficient traffic movement along the US 60 corridor. The improvements also encouraged efficient circulation of vehicles and pedestrians throughout the City of Rogersville by eliminating at-grade intersections and providing two points of controlled access.
One of the unique aspects of this project included the need to acquire right-of-way during the design-build process. Rather than purchase right-of-way in advance, MoDOT decided to include it within the project scope to give the design-build teams the opportunity for innovation in their designs. Our design-build team provided more improvements within the project’s budget than any other team. The scope required two access-controlled grade separation facilities, and our team was able to provide a third overpass structure, which helped win the project. Other differentiators included outer roads in lieu of frontage roads to facilitate economic development and roadway and aesthetic enhancements within the City of Rogersville.