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DUPAGE COUNTY MAYORS & MANAGERS TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MAY 24, 2012 LOMBARD, IL.

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1 DUPAGE COUNTY MAYORS & MANAGERS TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MAY 24, 2012 LOMBARD, IL

2 KEVIN BURKE III, P.E. IL DOT – BUREAU OF LOCAL ROADS & STREETS LOCAL POLICY & TECHNOLOGY ENGINEER

3 PAVEMENT PRESERVATION

4 Definition Benefits Policy Next Steps

5 DEFINITION Not LAPP FHWA - “a program employing a network level, long-term strategy that enhances pavement performance by using an integrated, cost- effective set of practices that extend pavement life, improve safety and meet motorist expectations.” BLRS Manual Chapter 45

6 BENEFITS Flexibility of Funds Treatment Selection Performance Measure Cost Saving

7 POLICY Eligible for Federal, State, and MFT Funding Right Treatment, Right Road, Right Time Initial Approval − Pavement Management System − Condition Rating System − Department Approval (District and Central Office) Project Approval − Annual Program Submittal to District − Individual Project Approved for Letting

8 DISTRESS IDENTIFICATION

9 CONDITION RATING

10 TREATMENT SELECTION

11 NEXT STEPS Change LAPP Terminology to Function Overlay Will CMAP Fund Pavement Preservation Projects? Local Public Agency Questions: − What Pavement Management System? − What Condition Rating? − Should Regional Agencies Collaborate?

12 FUNCTIONAL OVERLAY (LAFO) BLRS Manual Section 46-3 Formerly LAPP No major changes More flexibility − Multiple overlays (if geometrics comply) − Increased overlay thickness to 3.75” − Allows urban drainage improvements Not recommended as Safety Improvement

13 LED TRAFFIC SIGNALS

14 LED TRAFFIC SIGNAL PROS Dim Out vs. Burn Out Very energy efficient Much longer bulb life Brighter illumination  improved safety Better contrast even in direct sunlight Reduced maintenance costs Can handle conditions such as sun phantom, light uniformity and color washout

15 LED TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONS Snow & Ice Build Up During “The Perfect Storm”…

16 PERFECT STORM Not Every Storm Results in Build Up Research Has Been Started to Evaluate Solutions − Identify Factors Leading to Perfect Storm − Equipment Solutions − Maintenance Solutions − Regulatory Solutions Potential Liability R&D Motorist Safety Industry Status

17 PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAYS ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES AND TRANSITION PLANS

18 WHY NEEDED ADAAG Currently Applies to ROW Illinois Accessibility Code Applies to ROW PROWAG Adapts ADAAG to the ROW Lawsuits/Complaints

19 PROWAG DEVELOPMENT US Access Board began PROWAG (1992) Sidewalk video and design manual (1997) Advisory committee (1999) PROWAAC report (2001) Draft PROWAG (June 2002) Revised Draft PROWAG (November 2005) Proposed Final PROWAG (July 2011) Expect Final Guidelines in 2012

20 GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY Running Slope Path of Travel References to Standards Recognize ROW Limitations Conflicts with IAC No Non-Accessible Route Surface Variations Accessible Pedestrian Signals Court Rulings on Alterations

21 TRANSITION PLAN Required for Public Agencies with More than 50 Employees Minimum Requirements − Identify an ADA Coordinator − Identify Complaint Process − Develop/Adopt Design Standards − Identify Public Involvement Opportunities − Identify Barriers to Access − Identify Plan (time and budget) to Remove Barriers − Reevaluation Schedule

22 TRANSITION PLAN BENEFITS Agency Determines Scope, Schedule, Budget Proactive Approach

23 QUESTIONS?


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