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Baker to Provide CM/CI on City of Chesapeake/Dominion Boulevard Project

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - January 21, 2013

Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE MKT:BKR), has been awarded a construction management/inspection (CM/CI) contract for the $188 million, 3.8-mile-long Dominion Boulevard improvements project in the City of Chesapeake, Va.  Bakerís CM/CI contract, as a subconsultant to McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc. (Fairfax, Va.), includes a four-year term and a value of $7.5 million.  The project commenced January 7, 2013.

Specifically, Baker will provide a broad range of CM/CI services in support of the phased construction project which includes roadway widening, a tolling component, total replacement of an existing draw bridge and approaches, and modifications to the intersections to provide a new, four-lane, limited-access highway and a new open road toll collection facility. The project includes 9 bridges for which Baker is the lead CM/CI entity, and 24 retaining walls.

"We are very pleased to be part of the team to deliver this critical project for the City of Chesapeake," said Bakerís Beth Drylie, P.E., vice president and Mid-Atlantic Construction Services manager. "The Dominion Boulevard project is ranked as the top project in the region in terms of its ability to reduce congestion and improve safety.  Strategically, this project with a new client represents an opportunity to expand our construction-related services to local and municipal markets."

Michael Baker Corporation ( provides engineering, design, planning and construction services for its clientsí 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.

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David Higie

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