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ACTT Workshop: Oklahoma
May 25-27, 2004, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Appendix C (continued): Skill Set Reporting Forms

Roadway Design/Geometrics

Idea (Short Name) IDEA (Detailed Description) Implementation Details (Barriers, Skill Set Coordination, etc.)
Design/build laws.
  • Change Oklahoma laws to allow for design build. One prime contractor and design as you go. Contractor decides how he can speed up the construction.
  • Design and construction are done concurrently.
  • Law must be changed. Consultants are nearly under contract already so contracts need to be modified or cancelled.
  • Simplify design and construction. Bridges, bridge beams, and storm sewer (prefabricated inlets). Inlets could be oversized and walls could be designed for different height ranges.
  • None.
Railroad construction.
  • Move railroads out of corridor as soon as possible.
  • Early coordination and use existing relationships to expedite railroad issues.
Construction sequence.
  1. 1Railroad.
  2. Center section drainage channel/box. Move dirt from excavated sections to future fill areas.
  • Material may not be suitable for embankment.
Railroad exchange tracks.
  • How will the UP/BNSF exchange contracts affect the project?
  • This subject was not discussed but the concern was raised.
Calendar days.
  • Use maximum rate for calendar days with incentives. Based on user delays.
  • None.
Request testing.
  • Request geotechnical, hazardous waste and ground water testing. Begin with the center section since those projects are on the critical path.
  • Time to initiate contracts.
Start of construction.
  • Begin all construction at the same time (giving consideration to street closings).
  • Possible overloading of consulting engineering firms.
  • Look at convertibility of interchange. Possibly use CD roads. Investigate impact on current project.
  • Need detailed planning of interchanges, which would take more time than the current plan would allow.
Shields interchange.
  • Remove Shields interchange in exchange for a Robinson interchange.
  • City of Oklahoma City may be resistant to this.
Robinson interchange.
  • Make Robinson a full interchange (tight diamond) instead of Shields. Improves driver expectability and weave distances with I-40/I-35/I-235.
  • Need to improve Robinson Avenue between the new I-40 and the new Boulevard.
Boulevard eastbound to I-40 eastbound.
  • Revise ramp from loop ramp to a CD road or a higher speed ramp.
  • Geometric constraints.
Eastbound Frontage road.
  • Remove eastbound Frontage road between Pennsylvania and Western. Consider auxiliary lane between Pennsylvania and Western. Use local streets to access the trails and river improvements.
  • Resistance from the City of Oklahoma City and the local community.
  • Look at convertibility of the interchange. Investigate impact on current project.
  • Time needed to complete design.
Operational analysis.
  • Review operational aspects (weave distances) on all ramps.
  • New contract with ODOT to review the operational analysis.
  • Review traffic analysis to confirm operational issues.
  • New contract with ODOT to review the traffic analysis.
Hazardous materials remediation.
  • Insert hazardous materials remediation into contracts to facilitate quicker response and remediation when hazmat sites are discovered.
  • State agency may choose to complete the remediation.
PGL and point of rotation.
  • Consider moving the PGL and the point of rotation to the crown (two lanes over from the median).
  • The point of rotation is already at the crown.
Eliminate Agnew interchange.
  • Eliminate Agnew eastbound off-ramp, Agnew westbound on-ramp, and Agnew westbound off-ramp. Revise eastbound off-ramp to Pennsylvania via the Boulevard. Combine Pennsylvania westbound on with the westbound Boulevard.
  • Local resistance to the elimination of Agnew interchange. May have to change the ROD.
Auxiliary lanes.
  • Add auxiliary lanes between Pennsylvania and Western on both sides of the highway. Add auxiliary lanes between Western and Robinson on both sides of the highway.
  • May be geometric constraints with the UP railroad.
I-40/I-35/I-235 interchange deletions.
  • Eliminate Reno to Byers in exchange for the current Lincoln/Byers configuration. Eliminate the Reno realignment. Eliminate proposed I-35 northbound to I-40 westbound in favor of a revised alignment.
  • I-40 would have to be raised an additional 12 feet (approximate). Geometric and traffic constraints in revising the I-35 northbound to I-40 westbound.
I-40/I-35/I-235 revised interchange.
  • Retain the current Lincoln/Byers connection.
  • I-40 needs to be raised approximately 12 feet.
I-40/I-35/I-235 revised interchange.
  • Retain the Reno to I-35 southbound ramp.
  • New abutment needs to be further north and new beams and bridge deck on most northerly span.
I-40/I-35/I-235 revised interchange.
  • Revise I-40 eastbound to I-35 southbound ramp to the south side of the Boulevard loop ramp. Add an auxiliary lane between Robinson interchange and the I-40 eastbound to I-35 southbound ramp.
  • Vertical geometry with Byers and horizontal geometry with the lower canal at the river.
I-40/I-35/I-235 revised interchange.
  • Revise I-35 northbound to I-40 westbound/Boulevard ramp.
  • Geometric constraints (specifically, vertical geometry).
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