Baker Selected for ODOT Lakefront West Phase II Design Contract

Baker Selected for ODOT Lakefront West Phase II Design Contract

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE MKT:BKR), was awarded a one-year, $4.5 million roadway and structure design services contract by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for Phase II of the Lakefront West project on U.S. Route 6 in Cleveland, Ohio.

When completed, the Lakefront West Project will connect Cleveland's west-side neighborhoods with the lakefront by creating multi-modal connections along the West Shoreway. The project transforms a 2.5-mile, 50 mph freeway into a scenic, tree-lined, 35 mph boulevard. Specifically, Baker will provide detailed roadway and structures design, traffic certification and analysis, maintenance of traffic, traffic signal plans, drainage design, utility coordination and documentation, geotechnical review, final waterway permit and conceptual mitigation plan, project management and stakeholder meetings/coordination, landscaping and constructability reviews.

"The Phase I planning and engineering effort for the West Shoreway project was very complex due to the existing site conditions, coordination with stakeholders and construction phasing," said Baker's Kirsten Bowen, P.E., project manager. "Working on this project has been a rewarding experience. We are pleased to continue serving ODOT on the next phase of this project."

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
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