Indiana on Monday announced a list of four possible teams for the Ohio River Bridges project.
The short list was selected from among the six groups of firms that originally responded to the state’s request for qualifications issued earlier this year.
The Ohio River Bridges project is a partnership between Indiana and Kentucky.
Officials will interview each team and issue a final request for proposals to them by late July. Final responses will be due in late October to allow Indiana to remain on track to choose a final team by the end of 2012.
“This was a difficult winnowing process,” Indiana public finance director Kendra York said in a statement. “All six teams had impressive qualifications and experience, but after a very diligent review, we concluded that these four teams best met our criteria.”
The teams include firms that will help the state finance, design, construct and operate the East End Crossing.
The first team, dubbed the East End Mobility Partners, includes SNC-Lavalin Capital, John Laing Investments Limited, Zachry Resources Inc., and Tutor Perini Corp. The second team, Ohio River Mobility Group, consists of: ACS Infrastructure Development Inc., Hochtief PPP Solutions North America Inc., Skanska Infrastructure Development Inc., Flatiron Constructors Inc. and Dragados USA Inc.
The Ohio River Transportation Partners team is Infrared Capital Partners Ltd, Balfour Beatty Capital, Kiewit Development Co., Traylor Bros. Inc. and Massman Construction Co.
The fourth team, WVB East End Partners, is made up of Walsh Investors, LLC, VINCI Concessions S.A.S., and Bilfinger Berger PI International Holding GmbH.
On Monday Kentucky also announced its three finalist teams. Like in Indiana, the teams will spend the summer developing specific proposals and Kentucky hopes to tap a final team by October.
That state’s winning finalists include Walsh Construction Co. The second team is Skanska, Flatiron, Dragados USA and the Ohio River Transportation Constructors, a joint venture of Kiewit Infrastructure Co., Traylor Bros., Kokosing Construction Co. and Massman Construction Co.
Kentucky’s expected spending plan for the bridges project is $300 million in traditional federal highway funding, $236 million of grant anticipation revenue vehicle bonds, or Garvees, and $846.2 million of toll revenue bonds through fiscal year 2018.