3 KATY FREEWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM Construction Cost Estimate CLAY RD.HEMPSTEADADDICKSRESERVOIRBLALOCK290FRY RD.MASONBARKERCYPRESSS H 6ELDRIDGEFRANZFRANZWILCRESTBELTWAY 8GESSNERBINGLEWIRTKIRKWOODANTOINECOLONIAL PKWYDAIRY ASHFORDWESTVIEWPOST OAKECHOVOSSPARKWAYGRANDROSENERBARKERCLODINEMEMORIALCHIMNEYROCKHIGHLANDKNOLLBRIAR FORESTSAN FELIPEPreliminary Subject to ChangeBARKER RESERVOIRWESTHEIMERRICHMONDWEST PARKConstruction PackageContractABC1C2DE1E2FGUtility Cost Estimate$3 Million$41 Million$18 Million$25 Million$71 Million$56 Million$42 Million$62 MillionTBDProposed Letting Date7/20035/20033/200512/20047/20041/20052/20051/2007End ofConstruction7/20066/20068/200812/200811/200812/20073/2009Construction Cost Estimate$83 Million*$208 Million*$153 Million*$84 Million*$250 Million*$204 Million*$158 Million*$263 Million*$38 MillionThe seven proposed construction contracts were jointly designed by ten engineering design companies, all working to develop the final plans.Break points between projects were selected to optimize constructability of any transitions that might be needed.*Actual Low Bid AmountTexas Department of TransportationVegetative Landscaping, Aesthetic Walls and Final Signing/Striping will be awarded as separate contracts.
4 Looking East at Kirkwood Typical Freeway ConditionLooking East at Kirkwood
5 The Reconstruction Program Reconstruction of 25 miles of Interstate Freeway under traffic; including 2 miles on I-6102 Freeway-Freeway Interchanges27 Grade Separated IntersectionsOne of the Largest Highway Construction Projects in the State’s HistoryFirst Project in the Nation to Construct Toll Lanes on an Existing Interstate HighwayNine Major Construction Contracts$318.4 Million of Utility Adjustment Cost
6 Program “Firsts” Largest TxDOT Project Use of Major Investment Study (MIS) ProcessCorridor-Wide Program (Not Individual Projects)Use of General Engineering Consultant (GEC) for Design and Construction InspectionFast Track Implementation of ProgramAddition of Toll Road in Median of InterstateTwice the Normal Lettings ScheduleOutsourcing ROW Acquisition Activities on Corridor Basis
7 Role of the GEC for Utilities Phase I - DesignBe a Surrogate for TxDOTEstablish Project-wide Standards & CriteriaCoordinate Utility Designs with 10 Roadway Section Design Consultants (SDC) and 32 Utility CompaniesDistribute Design Plans and Host 30%, 60%, 70%, 90% and 100% Utility Design Coordination MeetingsProvide Utility Agreement Review as Requested by TxDOTDevelop and Coordinate ROWD Approval of Utility Exceptions to PolicyDevelop and Maintain a ROW and Utility Adjustment Status Tracking DocumentsDevelop and Maintain the Utility and ROW Sections of a Project Website
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13 Role of GEC for Utilities Phase II – ConstructionBe a Surrogate for TxDOT Utility Inspection ServicesSubmit Weekly Inspector Diaries, SW3P Reports, Construction Progress Reports, Survey Information Photographs and Maintain Redline Plan Sets.Establish Project-wide Standards & CriteriaCoordinate Utility Field Change Reviews with SDC’s and Potentially Affected UtilitiesHost and Attend various Utility Construction Coordination MeetingsDistribute Weekly Utility Conflict List and Schedules for Partnering Meetings
14 Role of GEC for Utilities Schedule Utility Attendance at Weekly Partnering Meetings as Required to Update SchedulesDevelop and Coordinate Solutions for Utility Conflicts Identified During ConstructionDevelop and Maintain ROW Status Tracking for Vacate Dates, Utility Disconnects/Reconnects, ACM Testing and Contractor RemovalsMaintain the Utility and ROW Sections of Project Website for Roadway Change Order TransmittalsMaintain Utility and ROW Composite MappingProvide Inspection of 48 to 52 Utility Contractors Working on the Corridor Weekly
15 Challenge & Issues TxDOT Use of GEC for Utility Inspection Temporary Utility AdjustmentsPotential Impacts of Construction DelaysMaintenance of Milestone SchedulesConsistency Across ProjectsROW Acquisition, Testing, Disconnects and ClearingImpact to Adjacent PropertiesPermanent Utility Relocations Construction SequenceTraffic Maintenance
21 Construction Cost “Drivers” Time Constrained ScheduleROW AcquisitionTight Border Width for UtilitiesLimited Work ForcesMagnitude of Traffic HandlingMaterial ShortagesScope ChangesLabor Rate Increases
22 GEC Tools Bi-Weekly Status Meeting with District Senior Staff Weekly Roadway Contract Partnering MeetingsBi-Weekly Utility Coordinator and Inspector MeetingBi-Weekly ROW Team MeetingProject Solve Web SiteExtensive Project Contacts DatabaseExcellent Working RelationshipsDedicated Inspection Staff30 Minute Rule
24 Major Investment Study Project Development Process19951997199920012003200520072009Public Participation & OutreachPublic Participation & OutreachAdvancedPlanningAdvancedPlanningRODPreliminary DesignPreliminary DesignReevaluationMajor Investment StudyEnvironmental StudiesEnvironmental StudiesWe Are HereDetailed DesignDetailed DesignROW & UtilitiesRoadway Construction
25 Program Contact InformationVisit Our Website:Call or Visit:Katy Public Information Office11757 Katy Freeway, Suite 1100Houston, TX 77079The Public Information Website (www.katyfreeway.org) is accessible to interested viewers world-wide. It will play a major role keeping the public informed as the Program goes forward.