Baker Teamed with Wadsworth for UDOT I-15 Design-Build Project

Baker Teamed with Wadsworth for UDOT I-15 Design-Build Project

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE MKT:BKR), announced that it has been selected, as lead designer teamed with Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NasdaqGS: STRL), for a $22 million, Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) design-build (DB) project on I-15 in Payson, Utah. Baker's contract is valued at $2.1 million for a one-year period.

Specifically, the project entails roadway widening and reconstruction of seven miles of I-15 from the South Payson Interchange to the Spanish Fork River. The project also includes widening of eight bridges, providing new pavement at the ramps, installation of noisewalls and upgrading of guardrail. Baker will provide roadway, drainage, structural and traffic design, traffic control plans and design quality management services.

"We are extremely pleased to once again team with Wadsworth on a critical UDOT I-15 project," said Baker's Michael Arens, P.E., assistant vice president, principal of the firm's Salt Lake City (Midvale), Utah, Transportation Group. "We've presented several innovative approaches to this project which allowed us to be highly competitive in pursuing the work—this significant win represents both the confidence this important client has in Baker, and the continuation of our success in the Utah DB marketplace."

Michael Baker Corporation ( provides engineering, design, planning and construction services for its clients' most complex challenges worldwide. The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defense, environmental, geospatial, homeland security, municipal & civil, oil & gas, rail & transit, telecommunications & utilities, transportation, urban development and water. With more than 3,000 employees in over 100 offices across the United States, Baker is focused on creating value by delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for infrastructure and the environment.

Michael Baker Corporation
David Higie, 412-269-6449

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