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WTBA/ WisDOT Contractor /Engineer Conference January 21 and 22, 2009 PowerPoint Presentation
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WTBA/ WisDOT Contractor /Engineer Conference January 21 and 22, 2009

WTBA/ WisDOT Contractor /Engineer Conference January 21 and 22, 2009

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WTBA/ WisDOT Contractor /Engineer Conference January 21 and 22, 2009

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  1. WTBA/ WisDOT Contractor /Engineer Conference January 21 and 22, 2009 Local Government Involvement on WisDOT Projects Craig J. Treadway, P.E., NE Region DOT Project Manager Brian Bliesner, PE, BPD Local Program Coordinator Kim Ballweg, PE, Supervisor Ayres and Associates Mike LaLonde, Owner LaLonde Contractors Inc.

  2. 2 Types of Local Projects • Local Program Projects • Local Street • County Highway (Federal / Local Funding) • Connecting Highway Projects • Numbered State Highway through Municipality (Federal / State/ Local Funding)

  3. Early Local Involvement • Planning and Design Involvement • Opportunities for design input • CSD or Enhancements • City Funding / Project Agreements • Local Community Organizations • Coordination with PWD and Engineers • Washington Street Design Committee

  4. A Success Story… STH 42 – Washington Street Reconstruction

  5. Washington Street – STH 42Project History • SEPT 6-8, 2000 WASHINGTON ST CHARETTE • Early design brainstorming meeting • Provides Some city recommendations • Washington St. Design Committee formed Feb 2002 • 6 Business Owners • 3 City Council Members • City Historian • Main Street Director • DOT, City Public Works Director (Designer)

  6. FIRST PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING APRIL 3, 2002 PRESENTED COMMUNITY WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FROM DESIGN CHARRETTE 4 LANE CONFIGURATION AS STREET EXISTS 2 LANE CONFIGURATION WITH CENTER LEFT TURN LANE BUMP OUTS AT CORNERS OF ALL INTERSECTIONS ENHANCEMENTS CONSTRUCTION ISSUES

  7. MAY 20, 2002 COUNCIL APPROVES: 4 LANE CONCEPT DESIGN ALSO INCLUDED MANY ENHANCEMENT AMENITIES

  8. SECOND PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING AUGUST 14, 2002 PANEL DISCUSSION TO ADDRESS CONSTRUCTION CONCERNS PANEL SET UP CONSISTING OF: STREU CONSTRUCTION VINTON CONSTRUCTION DOT CITY OFFICIALS

  9. INFORMATIONAL MEETING (CONT) CONCERNS INCLUDE: TIME ELEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TOTAL CLOSURE OF AREA VS. KEEPING TWO LANES OPEN STAGING CONSTRUCTION IN SECTIONS MAINTENANCE OF SIDEWALK AS LONG AS POSSIBLE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATIONS

  10. CONCERNS (CONT) 6) BUSINESSES WORKING TOGETHER FOR ACCESS, ADVERTISING, PROMOTIONS, AND SIGNAGE 7) INTERSECTIONS OPEN FOR CROSS TRAFFIC 8) WEEKLY CONSTRUCTION MEETINGS

  11. THIRD PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING JULY 9, 2003 PRESENTED COMMUNITY WITH STREETSCAPE LAYOUT PRESENTED COMMUNITY WHETHER OR NOT TO HAVE BOULEVARD IN WASHINGTON STREET FROM 17TH STREET TO 18TH STREET

  12. JULY 21, 2003COUNCIL APPROVES: STREETSCAPE DESIGN TO INCLUDE: DECORATIVE STREET LIGHTING BUMP OUTS TREES COLORED STAMPED SIDEWALKS COLORED STAMPED CROSSWALKS OTHER STREET AMENITIES

  13. JULY 21, 2003COUNCIL REJECTS INSTALLATION OF BOULEVARD ON WASHINGTON STREET BETWEEN 17TH STREET AND 18TH STREET

  14. DESIGN ISSUES WORKED ON: FINAL DECISION ON 4 LANES BUMP OUTS AT INTERSECTIONS BOULEVARD BETWEEN 17TH STREET & 18TH STREET WAS REJECTED STREETSCAPE AMENITIES FLATTER SIDEWALKS

  15. DESIGN ISSUES (CONT) REMOVE EXISTING UNDERGROUND UTILITY VAULTS ACCESS TO BUSINESSES DURING CONSTRUCTION SHORTEST POSSIBLE CONSTRUCTION TIME

  16. FINAL PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING NOVEMBER 10, 2004

  17. CONSTRUCTION TIMELINES OPEN BIDS (LETTING) - DECEMBER 14, 2004 TENTATIVE CONSTRUCTION START MID FEBRUARY 2005 CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION SEPTEMBER 9, 2005

  18. CONSTRUCTION INCLUDES: REPLACING WATER AND SANITARY SEWER AND SEWER LATERALS REPLACING STORM SEWER AND LATERALS ABANDON EXISTING UNDERGROUND VAULTS INSTALLATION OF NEW TRAFFIC SIGNALS AT 16TH STREET, 17TH STREET, & 18TH STREETINSTALLATION OF DECORATIVE STREET LIGHTING INSTALLATION OF STREETSCAPE AMENITIES NEW CONCRETE PAVEMENT NEW CONCRETE SIDEWALKS INSTALLATION OF NEW PERMANENT SIGNING

  19. STREETSCAPE

  20. CHANCELLOR LITTLELEAF LINDEN

  21. CONSTRUCTION - BLOCK CAPTAINS COLLEEN INMAN – 21ST TO 22ND BOTH SIDES CHOW CHONG – 20TH TO 21ST BOTH SIDES AL EVANOFF – 18TH TO 20TH BOTH SIDES CATHY SEGAR – 12TH TO 17TH WEST SIDE JOHN SCHROEDER – 12TH TO 17TH EAST SIDE

  22. SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS ADDITIONAL LIQUIDATED DAMAGES OF $5,000 PER CALENDAR DAY 16TH OR 17TH STREET INTERSECTIONS TO REMAIN OPEN AT ALL TIMES TWO WAY ACCESS AT ALL TIMES TO EAST RIVER STREET SIDEWALK TO BE KEPT IN PLACE FRONTING BUSINESSES AS LONG AS PRACTICABLE TO MAINTAIN PEDESTRIAN ACCESS WEEKLY MEETINGS BY CONTRACTOR TO DISCUSS CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

  23. CONSTRUCTION – OTHER ISSUES PARKING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR EMPLOYEES & CUSTOMERS DURING CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION WAY FINDING SIGNS WATER REQUIREMENTS DURING CONSTRUCTION

  24. CONSTRUCTION BEGAN FEBRUARY 22, 2005

  25. DURING CONSTRUCTION WEEKLY CONSTRUCTION MEETINGS WITH CONTRACTOR WEEKLY MEETINGS INVOLVING BUSINESSES CITY AND DOT WORKED TOGETHER THROUGHOUT PROJECT CONSTANT CONTACT WITH BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT CONSTRUCTION

  26. CONSTRUCTION - OTHER “DOZER DAYS” SIDEWALK SALES DOWNTOWN PARTIES IN CENTRAL PARK STREET DANCE / BLOCK PARTY

  27. CONSTRUCTION – OTHER ISSUES UTILITIES (CITY OWNED) INSPECTED AND ACCEPTED BY CITY UTILITIES (OTHER) COORDINATED EARLY CITY’S INVOLVEMENT – ONE PUNCH LIST MAINTENANCE AND WARRANTIES

  28. CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER 2, 2005 (ONE WEEK AHEAD OF SCHEDULE)

  29. REASONS FOR PROJECT SUCCESS CONSTANT COMMUNICATION – DESIGN COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT INVOLVING COMMUNITY IN THE PROJECT FROM START TO FINISH (ALSO COMMUNITY’S DESIRE TO BE INVOLVED) GETTING BUY – IN AVOIDING THE PERCEPTIONS THAT DECISIONS WERE ALREADY MADE DURING DESIGN KEEPING MEDIA AND GENERAL PUBLIC INFORMED CITY AND DOT COMMITMENT FOR SUCCESS