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Reconstruction of the Congress Parkway Bridge Over the South Branch of the Chicago River

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Includes schedule, maps, and community outreach plans.

Includes schedule, maps, and community outreach plans.

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  • 1. Congress Parkway over South Branch of the Chicago River
  • 2. Congress Parkway Built in 1956 IDOT owns 10 movable bridges Chicago owns 37 movable bridges Trunion Bridge: A trunion bridge is a style of movable bridge that rotates about a fixed point. Repairs 1981 New grid deck 1997 Steel Repairs 2002 Bridge Paint 2
  • 3. OVERVIEW Rehabilitation Issues • Bridge Rehabilitation • Two Bridges (one/year) • Narrow Bridge/Lane Widths • Post Office Constraint • Boat Traffic Operational Concerns • Inbound High Speeds • Traffic / Ramp Volumes • EB Spill-Over onto I-290 • Event Traffic Dispersion • Incident Management Alternate Routes • Inbound / Outbound • Peak Hours 3
  • 4. Project Purpose & Need, Scope & Schedule Purpose & Need of Project - Improve Bridge Condition & Load Rating - Improve Public Safety (skid reduction, delineate lanes, off-road crash mitigation (F-shape), lighting, surveillance, etc. Scope of Work - Rehab Bascule Bridge structural, electrical and mechanical - Replace open grid deck with closed deck system w/skid resistant surface General Schedule – Two Construction Seasons – EB (Inbound) Bascule Bridge - April 2010 to October 2010 – WB (Outbound) Bascule Bridge - April 2011 to October 2011 4
  • 5. Congress Parkway Bridge Considerations: – Rehab work with bridge in open position – Speed Limits - Inbound Freeway Speeds 35 MPH – Traffic Volumes (139,000 ADT) – Lane widths on Bascule Bridge (4 lanes – 43 feet face to face) – Lane widths under Old Post Office (4 lanes - 38 feet wide/portal) – Distance between Post Office and Bridge < 200 feet 5
  • 6. Advance Work Advance Work – Dolphin Replacement (in-stream work) – Alternate Route Patching Contract – Traffic Signal Modification Contract • Wacker Drive at Monroe Street • Wacker Drive at Adams Street – Van Buren at Canal Street Modification – Traffic Signal Timing Modifications – Public Outreach • Brochures • News Releases • Radio / TV • Motorists Advance Signing / CMS • IDOT Website 6
  • 7. Coordination Coordinated with: – City of Chicago – Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) – Office Of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) – Emergency Services – Emergency Traffic Patrol (ETP) – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) – State Police – Coast Guard – Corp of Engineers – Public / Business – Others within Corridor 7
  • 8. Traffic Control Plan STAGE I APRIL 2010 - OCTOBER 2010 POST OFFICE 2 LANES INBOUND 1 LANE OUTBOUND Outbound Inbound Closure 8
  • 9. Congress Parkway Alternate Routes Congress Parkway Bascule Bridge Project Alternate Routes: • Outbound/WB Alternate Routes – Roosevelt Road & Adams Street • Inbound/EB Alternate Routes – Roosevelt Road & Warren/ Washington Street. 9
  • 10. Alternate Routes Stage I & II Outbound - 1 WORK ZONE 2 1 Michigan Ave. – Adams St. – Ogden Ave. – Van Buren St. – I-290 WB 2 Michigan Ave. – Roosevelt Rd. – Sacramento Blvd. – I-290 WB 10
  • 11. Alternate Routes Stage I & II Inbound 1 WORK 3 ZONE 2 1 I-290 EB - Sacramento Blvd. – Warren/Washington Blvd – Michigan Ave. 2 I-290 EB - Sacramento Blvd. – Roosevelt Rd. – Michigan Ave. 3 2 I-290 EB – Canal St. ramp – Harrison St. – Michigan Ave. (CDOT Alt .Rte) 11
  • 12. Congress Parkway - Wacker/Franklin Ramp Closures X RAMPS RAMPS CLOSED TO PUBLIC CLOSED Existing Traffic Pattern to Existing Wacker/Franklin Ramps Ramp Closures & Harrison Street Detour Route 12
  • 13. Detour Routes Wacker Drive/Franklin Street Ramp Closures SB Lower Wacker to Congress Pkwy/I-290 Detour • Lower Wacker Drive – Harrison Street to Racine Avenue to I-290 Franklin Street (from Harrison Street) to Congress Pkwy/I-290 Detour • Harrison Street – Racine Avenue – I-290 13
  • 14. Ave. Michigan Detour Routes 1 I-90/94 Ramp Closures to Inbound (EB) Congress Pkwy 1 I-90/94 EB to Congress Pkwy EB Detour: I-90/94 – Ohio St. - Michigan Ave 2 I-90/94 WB to Congress Pkwy EB Detour: Michigan Ave. – Roosevelt Rd. – Lakeshore Dr.– I-55 – I-90/94 2 I-90-94 EB to Congress Pkwy EB ramp Closed I-90-94 WB to Congress Pkwy EB ramp Closed Detour Routes 14
  • 15. Emergency Pull-Outs Emergency Pull-Out Sites • East of river – within TCP delineation/buffer area and/or along city streets • West of river to post office – within existing emergency turn- outs • Under post office – within closed portal or striped out area under post office, out of service lanes. Space may be better suited for ETP staging area. • West of post office – within traffic control buffer area or along widened shoulders 15
  • 16. Emergency Pull-Outs 16