Presentation on theme: "DEL-71 Project at the US 36/SR37 Interchange Round Table Meeting Ferzan M. Ahmed, P.E.- District 6 Deputy Director Steve Fellenger, P.E. – Project Manager."— Presentation transcript:
1DEL-71 Project at the US 36/SR37 Interchange Round Table Meeting Ferzan M. Ahmed, P.E.- District 6 Deputy Director Steve Fellenger, P.E. – Project Manager Wednesday, March 23, 2011
2Project Historyms consultants begin initial Safety Study and Design - Fall 2001Existing Interchange Studies by Gresham Smith & Partners – 2004Safety Studies by LJB Inc – 2006Traffic Impact Study submitted by NorthstarWilson Road Constructed – 2006Permit to Connect Wilson Road to US 36/SR 37 – Sept. 2006Public Meeting held for Safety Project – Sept. 2007
3Project HistoryShort Term Solution - No Build Condition for the Long Term Interchange ProjectConstruction Cost Estimate (Stage 2) - $4.33M
4Project HistoryEarly Meetings with Developers on Interchange – August 2008Connective Roadway Network Established – October 2008Traffic Modeling & Certified Traffic Developed – Dec – Aug. 2009Feasibility Studies Provided by Each Developer – 2009/20102009 TRAC Application Submission – November 2009Combined Feasibility Study – June 2010Updated Certified Traffic – August 20102010 TRAC Application Request – August 2010Additional Modeling Completed – October 2010 & March 2011Safety Project Construction (No Build Condition) – Summer 2012
6Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) DEL-71 project part of the Draft listTier II Status$5M toward Preliminary EngineeringFinal List to be provided by April 2011Schedule/FundingCurrent Construction Schedule: Unknown until a preferred alternative is determinedOrder of Magnitude estimate by EMH&T and ms consultants*Includes right of way to be donated.Interchange – Possible Future TRAC Request - % To Be DeterminedLocal Road Network – Funded by Local/Developer PartnershipTRAC Request (PE)Detailed DesignRight of Way*ConstructionInterchange$5 M$4 M$1 M$40-50 MLocal Road Network$22 M$40-60 MTotal$8 M$23 M$ M
7Task Order/NEPAOffice of Environmental Services (OES) created task order with LJB Inc.Develop a Purpose and Need StatementDetermine Logical TerminiCreate the Existing and Future Conditions ReportPortions of the above Information submitted; Task Order not finalizedNEPA process determines the Preferred Alternative as the project fits the Purpose and Need Statement
8Project Development Process (PDP) New PDP designed to help projects like this move faster into Construction.PDP will focus on established criteria for narrowing alternatives quicker.PDP works to ensure design is completed concurrent with detailed NEPA work.
10ODOT’s PDP- Next Steps Develop Concepts/Alternatives Evaluate options to criteria (impacts, P&N, ROW, Utilities, cost, etc.)Public/Stakeholder involvement.Conduct Detailed NEPA studies/design.IMS/IJS study part of above work.
11Interchange Modification Study (IMS) Process Interchange Feasibility Studies have examined access points on Interstate 71 both north and south of US 36/ SR 37.The studies also examined with and with out Big Walnut interchange as not to prevent it being part of the corridor in the future.IMS submitted by ms consultants on behalf of NorthGate Development for a Southern Concept Interchange – September 2010Much of the work for the traffic analyses has been performed and can be used in future analyses.ODOT agrees the Southern Concept has merit but will not provide further review until the environmental process can identify a preferred alternative. The southern concept provides more traffic relief to the US 36/SR 37 corridor.The NEPA (PDP) process might find another viable solution or determine different termini for the project which will need to be evaluated.