MDTA to Hosts Virtual Forum on Francis Scott Key Bridge Rebuild

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Francis Scott Key Bridge Rebuild
Francis Scott Key Bridge Rebuild

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is inviting industry professionals to participate in a Virtual Industry Forum on the rebuilding of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The forum, scheduled for May 7, 2024, at 2:00 p.m., will provide insights into the anticipated Progressive Design-Build (PDB) Process and information on becoming a Maryland Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certified contractor for this federal contracting opportunity.

“Rebuilding the Francis Scott Key Bridge and reconnecting the I-695 Baltimore Beltway as expeditiously and safely as possible remains a top priority for MDTA. The anticipated contracting process is a significant opportunity for the consulting and construction community in Maryland to bring their skills to the table of this important project. The upcoming forum will bring together the industry’s diverse prime contractors and sub-contractors in a unified effort to rebuild the Key Bridge,” said MDTA’s Executive Director Bruce Gartner.

Key Bridge Rebuild Virtual Industry Forum

The forum will feature a presentation from MDTA, and staff will be available to address queries regarding the PDB project delivery method, procurement process, and DBE opportunities and certification. While there will be an opportunity to ask questions during the Virtual Industry Forum, the MDTA is encouraging industry professionals to submit questions in advance online at All forum materials, including questions and answers, will be posted to the website following the virtual event. Questions will be limited to the upcoming procurement opportunity only.

Individuals who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or translation services (free of charge) may contact the agency’s Title VI Officer at or at 410-537-5660 (711 for Maryland Relay) by 5p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2024. The MDTA finances, owns, operates, secures and improves Maryland’s toll tunnels, bridges and turnpikes. The MDTA’s projects and services are funded through tolls paid by the customers who use the MDTA’s facilities.

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