MDOT to Host Industry Forum: Blue Water Bridge Plaza Comp. 2 DB – August 10

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting an industry forum to discuss the upcoming two-step, best value design-build (DB) procurement for reconstruction and reconfiguration of the Blue Water Bridge Corridor and Plaza Expansion, city of Port Huron for Component 2 (of the 2009 Refined Design). This forum will provide an opportunity for potential bidders to learn about the project scope, procurement process and schedule.

The intent of this forum is to share base information of the project for all interested participants and is also meant to be a platform for interactions between contractors and subcontractors. Industry networking and one-on-one meetings scheduled upon request by interested prime contractors will follow the forum.

MDOT anticipates issuance of a Request for Qualifications in January 2024, Request for Proposals in March 2024 and award of a DB contract in Winter 2024.

When: 9:00 a.m. August 10, 2023 (coffee and light fare will be provided)

Where: 2127 11th Ave, Port Huron, MI 48060*

*Location is not always reliably found via GPS. It is located off Pine Grove Ave. in the southwest quadrant of the Blue Water Bridge Plaza. Please refer to the attached map in the announcement for guidance.

For project information, please visit the project website here.

As additional information becomes available, it will be posted to the above website.

To RSVP for this event and to request a one-on-one meeting, please e-mail by August 3, 2023.

If in-person attendance is infeasible, interested parties may attend the event remotely using Microsoft Teams.

Full forum announcement can be found here.

If you have additional questions, please contact any member of the MITA engineering team:
Rachelle VanDeventer |
Glenn Bukoski |
Jeremiah Leyba |
They can also be reached by phone at the MITA office: 517-347-8336