2017 was the most successful year in Middlesex history of obtaining new work, and 2018 has started off very well also. In the Southeast we’ve been the successful bidder on over $160M of new work, with all of it at the Orlando Airport.
Bidding each of these projects take a major effort, and the SE Estimating Team has done an excellent job of deciphering difficult plans and bid documents and understanding just what it takes to be successful. Additionally, these projects almost always end up requiring long days and nights to get them done on time. Thanks to all in SE Estimating for the extra effort to boost the backlog with 4 great projects so far this year!
Looking out ahead for the next several months, the bid schedule is as busy as it’s ever been, including the $70M FDOT Tampa Bayway Design/Build, the $30M GOAA Primary Power Ductbank, the $18M FDOT I-4/I-75 Ramp and the $20M GOAA BP-468 Runway Rehab Projects.
We’ve also been selected to provide pricing for portions of the work on several sections of the new Brightline rail service between Orlando and W. Palm Beach. There are 2 projects on the Orlando Airport property, 1 project that runs from Orlando to Cocoa Beach, and the final section that runs from Cocoa to W. Palm Beach. In total, we expect to be pursuing approximately $150M of work on the project.
For upcoming opportunities in the Northeast, we’ve teamed with Herzog Contracting Corp, and will pursue the $220M Cabot Yard Maintenance Facility Rehab as a joint venture. Bids are expected to be opened in late May/early June. We expect the bid documents for the $110M Chelsea Viaduct to be out mid to late May, with a July bid date. Work also continues on the next section of the CTDOT CM/GC Walk Bridge. This section, which will be in addition to the $240M piece that we’re currently constructing with partner Cianbro, is valued at approximately $400M. We expect to submit our final proposal for this section in early 2019.
Our first major pursuit in the mid-Atlantic region is also coming up this fall. We’ve teamed with Granite Construction and Parsons Construction Group to pursue the $650M Harry Nice Bridge Replacement Design/Build project. It involves the replacement of a 1.7-mile-long bridge spanning the Potomac River for the Maryland Transportation Department.
On the personnel front, we’re pleased to welcome Carlos Reyes-Bonilla to the SE Estimating team. Carlos obtained his B.S. Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, and comes to us from a local firm. And in the NE, please join us in congratulating Rob Knox on his promotion to Senior Estimator. Congratulations to both of you!