ESS Awarded $23.5 Million Design-Build Project The City of Liberty, MO recently awarded a $23.5 million design-build contract to Emery Sapp & Sons. The project involves the extension of the existing South Liberty Parkway from Withers Road to M-291 Highway. The extension includes 2.5 miles of four lane roadway, storm water improvements, two bridges, bikeway/pedestrian pathway, sidewalks, 3.5 miles of 16 inch watermain and 0.4 miles of 12 inch watermain, street lighting, intersection improvements and signalization at M-291 Highway. Design is already underway by TranSystems Corporation and ESS will start construction of the Parkway in May 2016. The City of Liberty awarded the design-build team the project after a two-phase, best-value selection process. Construction is expected to be completed by November 2017.