INDOTIndiana Department of Transportation
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2 million INDOT contract to reline 43 culverts ranging in diameter from 24 to 114 inches along this section of Interstate 74.
While INDOT s portion of the bridge project centers on functionality, the City of Fort Wayne is funding a portion of the project to make the structure a signature gateway.
Studies, planning and engineering for the "in between" segments for Tipton County (between Hamilton County and Kokomo), Miami and Fulton County (Kokomo to Plymouth) are not scheduled or funded yet, although a freeway through these segments are in the INDOT long-range plan.
According to Stephen Kinzy, ESRI regional manager, "The use of GIS to build a well-maintained statewide transportation database will be of enormous value not only for INDOT, but for all state and local government agencies in Indiana.
INDOT wanted to evaluate machine spiral wound lining as a possible alternative to HDPE sliplining for culvert rehabilitation in areas of limited access and/or limited right-of-way, said an INDOT spokesperson.
However, INDOT will buy land now for the northern Pike interchange in anticipation of its being needed in the future.
When INDOT began investigating its automation needs in the mid-1980s, it needed a CAD tool for its engineering and drafting personnel, but it also wanted the functionality necessary for sophisticated analysis of the information about its roadways, bridges, railroads, and other components of the state transportation network.
Recent traffic counts by INDOT engineers revealed that more than 175,000 cars and trucks drove this stretch on a daily basis.
While the initial objective was for a tool to improve productivity in the roadway engineering and design section, INDOT also wanted to more effectively analyze the vast amount of spatial data that was collected relating to the state's roadways, bridges, railroads, and waterways.
Under the terms of the contract, URS will assist INDOT with design and project management services, including preparation of a financial plan, environmental documentation, geotechnical engineering, surveying, roadway and bridge design, land acquisition, permitting and utility coordination.
In hot mix asphalt, INDOT implemented SUPERPAVE[R], including mixture and production controls; utilized the stone mastic asphalt process from Europe; and is advancing permeable European mixes for noise control.
Upon completion and when available for use, the projects are leased to the state through INDOT.