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Archer Western Construction

Archer Western Construction supports Transurban and Macquarie as Lead Contractor. Archer Western is an experienced highway builder and has mobilized its local team to help develop the project.

As the nation’s largest bridge builder, the largest design-builder in the southeast and the 4th largest highway contractor in the nation (according to ENR), Archer Western brings a large pool of local resources, structural capabilities and experience managing and constructing high-profile managed lane projects along interstate urban highway corridors. Archer Western, as part of The Walsh Construction Group, benefits from shared common resources like industry-leading project managers, in-house dedicated estimating, a $450M equipment fleet, and over 500 self-performing craft workers regionally specializing in grading, drainage, foundation and concrete scopes throughout the US.

Dewberry Engineers and
Stantec Consulting

Dewberry Engineers and Stantec Consulting Services will serve as the Designer. They both have local presence and experience, as well as a track record of innovation in defining design and engineering solution for large and complex projects. The Designer has secured the exclusive support from a pool of expert local design and engineering advisors. Collectively, the design team has over 47 offices and more than 1,850 personnel throughout the Greater Washington Region (“GWR”).

Our Designer, Dewberry and Stantec, will bring their extensive design, local permitting expertise (SHA PRD and MDE), and knowledge of the corridor to ensure our team develops a tailored, innovative and sustainable design solution. Dewberry, leading the designer team, is headquartered in Fairfax, VA, and is a leading local professional engineering firm with more than 100 Design-Build and P3 projects valued at $10B throughout the US, including 60 major transportation Design-Build projects for MDOT, VDOT, and other local governmental agencies to date. Dewberry has more than 50 locations and 2,200 professionals nationwide, including offices in Baltimore, Lanham, Rockville, and Frederick

August 26, 2021

Karyn Le Blanc
On behalf of Accelerate Maryland Partners
Competitive solicitation process advances three teams to Request for Proposals stage with continued focus on small, women and minority-owned participation goals
TYSONS, Va. – Accelerate Maryland Partners LLC (AM Partners) announced today the conclusion of the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process for individual firms, joint ventures or teams (Respondents) interested in being a Design and Construction Contractor (D&C Contractor) for the design and construction of Phase 1 South of Maryland’s New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan. AM Partners, led by Transurban and Macquarie Capital, selected three Respondents to advance into the Request for Proposals (RFP) stage of the competitive solicitation. 

Teams were shortlisted based on criteria identified in the RFQ process that launched in June 2021. Criteria included the ability and experience to deliver on a design and construction project of similar size and complexity as Phase 1 South of the New AmericanLegion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan. 

The RFQ represented the first stage of the selection of a D&C Contractor(s) for Phase 1 South which includes the segment from I-495 from the vicinity of the George Washington Memorial Parkway replacing the American Legion Bridge to I-270, and I-270 from I-495 to I-370 of the project.  

The RFQ process concluded on August 26, 2021, with the shortlisted bidders being selected and notified. The three teams in alphabetical order are: 

• FCC Construction, Fay, Allan Myers, Aldridge Electric, Gannett Fleming, Inc., Jannsen & Spaans Engineering

• The Lane Construction Corporation, Shirley Contracting, Corman Kokosing Construction, Concrete General, Wagman Heavy Civil, Bruce and Merrilees Electric, HNTB Corporation, Rinker Design Associates, P.C., A. Morton Thomas & Associates

• Tutor Perini/Lunda, Parsons Transportation Group Inc. 

The selected teams will be invited to respond to an RFP to be released by the end of August. To review the current schedule and timeline (all dates are subject to change), visit AM Partners was selected by the Maryland Department of Transportation as the Phase Developer to deliver the New AmericanLegion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan in February 2021 followed by approval of its Phase P3 agreement by the Maryland Board of Public Works in August, clearing the way for predevelopment work to begin in collaboration with stakeholders and corridor communities prior to final design and construction. AM Partners identified a number of business and community investments as part of its project proposal including a commitment to minority and disadvantaged business participation, transit improvements in Montgomery County, a community grant program, Vision Zero investments and water quality enhancements.

About AM Partners
The AM Partners consortium is led by Transurban and Macquarie Capital, whose collective experience spans more than 90 successful P3 projects globally, including Virginia’s 495, 95 and 395 Express Lanes network – the largest urban P3 toll network in the U.S. with all segments delivered on time and on budget. The consortium seeks to extend the benefits of Virginia’s neighboring Express Lanes network that has saved more than seven million drivers a total of 17 million hours of time, while generating an estimated $7 billion in economic impact and 46,000 jobs in the Greater Washington Area through its development and construction since 2012. AM Partners was selected in February 2021 as Maryland’s preferred Developer for the American Legion Bridge I-270 to I-70 Relief Plan.

About Transurban North America
Transurban is one of the world’s largest toll-road operators and developers, working to get people where they want to go, as quickly and safely as possible. By embracing collaboration with government, our public-private partnerships are delivering transformative infrastructure solutions across five markets. In fiscal year 2021, our global customers saved 376,000 hours on average each workday across two million trips on our roads with faster, more reliable travel options. With a leading market share of transportation P3 investment in North America, we are pioneering travel solutions like dynamically tolled Express Lanes and are partnering with government to think about the policies, technology and infrastructure that will get you home today and ten years from now.  Learn more about Transurban in North America at: | |

About Macquarie Capital
Macquarie Capital is the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group. Macquarie Capital has been a pioneer and global market leader in the infrastructure sector for over three decades. Its extensive global expertise includes raising debt capital for and investing in a broad range of infrastructure projects covering traditional core sectors such as transport and accommodation as well as emerging sectors such as digital infrastructure. Macquarie Capital currently has over $25 billion of infrastructure projects currently under construction or development. 
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