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St. Louis' Kwame Building Group playing key role in Mississippi River bridge project

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St. Louis-based Kwame Building Group is overseeing the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) diversity and workforce inclusion program for the new $700 million Mississippi River Bridge at St. Louis, a four-lane 1,500-foot main-span cable-stayed bridge connecting Missouri and Illinois.

St. Louis-based Kwame Building Group is overseeing the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) diversity and workforce inclusion program for the new $700 million Mississippi River Bridge at St. Louis, a four-lane 1,500-foot main-span cable-stayed bridge connecting Missouri and Illinois.

KWAME is overseeing and monitoring the DBE, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and workforce development aspects of all MoDOT contracts on the river-bridge portion of the project. KWAME also is providing construction schedule management services to MoDOT, including analysis of the main span contractor’s baseline and monthly update schedules.

The Mississippi River Bridge project includes 38 separate projects, such as approaches on both the Illinois and Missouri sides to move traffic to the bridge. The bridge, which will carry Interstate-70 traffic across the Mississippi River, will open with two lanes in each direction and will be wide enough for future restriping to three lanes in each direction.