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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.

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1 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 Wednesday, March 23, 2011

2 2 Project History ms consultants begin initial Safety Study and Design - Fall 2001 Existing Interchange Studies by Gresham Smith & Partners – 2004 Safety Studies by LJB Inc – 2006 Traffic Impact Study submitted by Northstar Wilson Road Constructed – 2006 Permit to Connect Wilson Road to US 36/SR 37 – Sept Public Meeting held for Safety Project – Sept. 2007

3 3 Short Term Solution - No Build Condition for the Long Term Interchange Project Construction Cost Estimate (Stage 2) - $4.33M Project History

4 4 Early Meetings with Developers on Interchange – August 2008 Connective Roadway Network Established – October 2008 Traffic Modeling & Certified Traffic Developed – Dec – Aug Feasibility Studies Provided by Each Developer – 2009/ TRAC Application Submission – November 2009 Combined Feasibility Study – June 2010 Updated Certified Traffic – August TRAC Application Request – August 2010 Additional Modeling Completed – October 2010 & March 2011 Safety Project Construction (No Build Condition) – Summer 2012

5 Interchange Project Area

6 6 Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) DEL-71 project part of the Draft list –Tier II Status –$5M toward Preliminary Engineering –Final List to be provided by April 2011 Schedule/Funding –Current Construction Schedule: Unknown until a preferred alternative is determined –Order of Magnitude estimate by EMH&T and ms consultants *Includes right of way to be donated. –Interchange – Possible Future TRAC Request - % To Be Determined –Local Road Network – Funded by Local/Developer Partnership TRAC Request (PE) Detailed Design Right of Way*Construction Interchange$5 M$4 M$1 M$40-50 M Local Road Network $4 M$22 M$40-60 M Total $8 M$23 M$ M

7 7 Task Order/NEPA Office of Environmental Services (OES) created task order with LJB Inc. –Develop a Purpose and Need Statement –Determine Logical Termini –Create the Existing and Future Conditions Report –Portions of the above Information submitted; Task Order not finalized NEPA process determines the Preferred Alternative as the project fits the Purpose and Need Statement

8 8 Project 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.

9 9 ODOTs PDP

10 10 ODOTs 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.

11 11 Interchange 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 2010 Much 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.


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