S.R. 49 Bridge Rehabilitation over Kankakee River

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S.R. 49 Bridge Rehabilitation over Kankakee River

Thursday, September 12, 2013

5:30 p.m. Presentation

Wheatfield Public Library

Wheatfield, Indiana




Welcome


Rickie Clark, INDOT Office of Public Involvement


Purpose/Explanation of Public Hearing


Public Hearing Format


Visit our sign
-
in table


Informational Handouts


Participate during public comment session


Project display area




Welcome


Introduction of INDOT Project Officials


Project Management


Charles Bradsky


Design


Public Involvement


Local Communities



Jasper County


Recognition of Elected Public Officials




INDOT


INDOT Mission:


INDOT will plan, build, maintain and operate a
superior transportation system enhancing safety,
mobility and economic growth



INDOT Values:


Respect


Teamwork


Accountability


Excellence


Six district offices


3,578 employees


1,534 Highway Technicians


780 Managers/Supervisors


437 Engineers


$401 million/annual operating budget


$1 billion/annual capital expenditures


28,400 total roadway lane miles


5,300 INDOT
-
owned bridges


INDOT also:


Assists 42 railroads in planning & development

of more than 3,880 miles of active rail lines


Supports 69 Indiana State Aviation System Plan
airports





INDOT Profile

Take Care of What We Have

Public Hearing


Sign
-
in at attendance table to be added to project
mailing list


A public hearing notice was mailed to known
property owners within project area


Announcement of this hearing was posted to INDOT
website. A media release was also issued


Legal notice of public hearing published in the
Rensselaer Republican on 8/27 & 9/3




Project Development Process

We Are
Here

Engineering
Assessment

Project
purpose &
need

develop
project
alternatives

Screen project
alternatives

Additional work
on project
alternatives &
preliminary
design


Release
environmental
document &
preliminary
design

Public Hearing
to solicit public
comment

Finalize
environmental
document &
design

Construction

Environmental Document


Requirement of the National Environmental Policy
Act (NEPA)


Requires INDOT to analyze and evaluate the
impacts of a proposed project to the natural and
socio
-
economic environments


Impacts associated with a project are described in
the environmental document




Environmental Document


Development of document begins once purpose and
need for the project has been clearly identified



Develop a number of possible alternatives including a
“Do Nothing” alternative as a baseline for
comparison



Screen alternatives to identify a preferred alternative



Solicit public comment on environmental document
and preliminary design plan



Solicit, address, and fully consider public comments
as part of decision making process

Environmental Document


INDOT LaPorte District Office, Planning &
Programming Department, 315 East Boyd Blvd.,
LaPorte, Indiana (855) 464
-
6368


INDOT Office of Public Involvement, Indiana
Government Center North, Room N642, 100 North
Senate Avenue, Indianapolis (317) 232
-
6601


Wheatfield Public Library, 350 South Bierma Street,
Wheatfield, Indiana (219) 956
-
3774

Project History



Environmental Document released for public involvement
on July 31, 2013


Scope of Environmental Study:


Evaluate impacts to natural and human environments


Social and economic factors


Waterways, wetlands, and endangered species


Historical properties



SR 49 Kankakee Bridge



200
-
foot steel through



Parker truss, constructed about 1941



by the Indiana State Highway


Commission




Individually eligible



for NR
-
listing under



Criterion C:



Engineering



Results Historic Bridge Inventory


The SR 49 Bridge over the Kankakee River is a
“Select” bridge



Select” bridges are
:


Excellent examples



of a given type


of historic bridge


Most
-
suitable


for preservation


FHWA will not consider demolition to be a “prudent”
alternative


FHWA will not participate in a project that


results in the demolition of a


Select Bridge


Select Bridges


Rehabilitation Highlights



Repair, protect, and preserve the integrity and qualities of
the “Select” bridge while providing a safe structure
:


In
-
kind replacements


Some rivets replaced with
round
-
headed bolts


New railing


Design live load HS
-
20,
36 Tons

February 1941 Plan Sheet

Project Effects


The project will rehabilitate the SR 49 Bridge over
the Kankakee River according

to the
Secretary of Interior’s Standards for
Rehabilitation


Project will result in “No Adverse Effect”

to the historic resource


Historic Bridge Development Process

Seek consulting party comment:



No objection to project to
-
date


Identify preferred alternative:



Rehabilitation/repair


Hold Public Hearing:



September 2013


Environmental Document

Approval:



After hearing comment period




Existing Superstructure


Steel, Parker Through Truss &
Continuous Steel Beam


1 Span @ 200’, 2 Spans @ 60’


29’
-
0” Clear Roadway Width


6” Raised Curbs


Existing Bridge


Existing Substructure


Concrete Abutments on Piles


Concrete Interior Piers on Piles


Adequate Waterway Opening


Existing SR 49 at Kankakee


Travel lanes 11 ft wide


Shoulders 3 ft wide


Land use primarily agricultural


and wooded


Existing drives in 3


quadrants, just


beyond project limits

Project Need


Existing Bridge


Built in 1941, Rehabilitated in 1972 & 1996


Concrete Deck Deterioration


Steel Truss and Floor System Deterioration


Substandard Bridge
Railing


Reduced Live Load
Capacity of 9 Tons


Width
Temporarily Reduced to
1
Lane

in 2012

to
Increase Live Load Capacity to 20 Tons



Deficiency of Existing Bridge


Existing Interior Pier


Spalling of Concrete on Pier
Cap


Exposed Reinforcing Steel


Existing Concrete Deck


Longitudinal and Transverse
cracks


Expansion Joints Deteriorated


Truss Span Deck Delaminated


Truss Span Deck is 40 years old

Deficiency of Existing Bridge


Existing Steel Truss


Deteriorated Truss Members


Deteriorated Ends of Floor Beams


Impact Damage to Bridge Rail


Impact Damage to Sway Frames


Rehabilitate Bridge to Carry 2 Lanes with a Live Load
Capacity of 36 Tons.


Repair and Reinforce Truss Members


Replace Reinforced Concrete Deck in Truss Span


Overlay Concrete Deck in Steel Beam Spans


Repair Deteriorated Concrete Pier



Install Riprap Scour Countermeasures



Improve Safety




Proposed Repairs to Bridge

Proposed Repairs to Bridge


Steel Truss


Replace Splice Plates


Replace Rivets With Round Head
High Strength Bolts


Repair Ends of Floor Beams


Straighten Sway Frames


Strengthen Interior Stringers


Deck


Replace Truss Span Deck


Overlay Approach Span Deck


Install New Expansion Joints


Replace Approach Slabs


Piers & Abutments


Patch Deteriorated Concrete


Epoxy Inject Cracks


Install Riprap at Abutments & Piers

Proposed Safety Improvements


Remove Retro
-
fit Thrie Beam Rail


Install INDOT PF
-
1 Bridge Rail

Maintenance of Traffic

Alternatives


Temporary Runaround


Temporary bridge would be approximately 360’
long


Impacts to wetland areas southeast of bridge


Wetland mitigation requirements


Increased construction cost and time


Maintenance of Traffic


Alternatives


Phased Partial Width Construction with Temporary
Traffic Signals


Existing driveway locations would impede the
proper function and operation of a temporary
signal


Increased construction cost and time


Reduced Construction Zone Safety


Reduced Traveling Public Safety



Proposed



SR 49 Road Closure


Detour on state routes


SR 8, US 421 and SR
10


Approximately 15
miles


Most economical
option


Shortest construction
time


Safest


Maintenance of Traffic

Project Schedule


Public Hearing


September 2013


Preliminary Design Plan refinement
-

Fall 2013


Finalize Environmental Document


Fall 2013


Project Coordination


2013 / 2014


Construction
-

2014


1 construction season anticipated




INDOT would like to hear from you


Talk with INDOT project team members


Comment sheet in information packet


E
-
mail or Mail comments to INDOT


Sign
-
in sheet to be added to project mailing list


Visit INDOT website at
www.in.gov/indot/2366.htm

“Public Involvement” page


Visit INDOT LaPorte District page at
www.in.gov/indot/2705.htm



All comments are very much appreciated and will be
given full consideration by project team


Public Involvement Team


Rickie Clark, INDOT Office of Public Involvement
(317) 232
-
6601
rclark@indot.in.gov



Jim Pinkerton, LaPorte District Communications
Director (855) 464
-
6368
LaPorteDistrictCommunications@indot.in.gov





Submit Public Comments


Submit public comments using the options described in 1
st

page of information packet


Public Comment Form


Via e
-
mail


Participating during public comment session via microphone


INDOT respectfully requests comments be submitted by
Friday, September 27, 2013



All comments submitted will be reviewed, evaluated and given
full consideration during decision making process


INDOT will take appropriate measure to communicate
information to community stakeholders once a decision is
made

THANK YOU


Please visit with INDOT project officials
following the public comment session


Project Open House


Project maps, displays, real estate acquisition
table, INDOT project officials, informal Q & A


Thank you for your attendance this evening