WSDOT 
              Major Road Projects



 Ron Paananen, P.E.                        Larry Kyle, P.E.
Deputy Administrat...
Presentation Agenda

• SR 520 – focus project
• Other projects updates:
    • Alaskan Way Viaduct
    • I‐405 Segments
   ...
2009 Legislative Actions - WSDOT



•   Tunneling Alaskan Way Viaduct

•   Tolling SR 520




                            ...
SR 520 Bridge Replacement 
    and HOV Program




                             4
SR 520 Program Description 




                              5
SR 520 Delivery Options




                          6
Alternative A




                7
                7
Alternative L




                8
                8
SR 520 Fly‐through 
     Visuals

Option K & Eastside 
      Project 




                       9
SR 520 Program Schedule




                          10
SR 520 Pontoon Construction Project




                                      11
Why is the Pontoon Project needed now?
• Constructing and storing pontoons 
  are key elements in catastrophic 
  failure ...
Advanced Construction Methods and Engineering


 •   Support accelerated schedule, 
     reduce risk, and minimize costs

...
Use existing facility at Concrete Technology Corporation


   •   Expedite pontoon 
       construction to stay on 
      ...
Two Sites in Grays Harbor




                            15
How are pontoons built?
•   Prepare site
     – Excavate a basin, drive piles,
       pour concrete slab.
     – Stabilize...
Typical Site‐casting Basin




                             17
Pontoon Construction Project schedule




                                        18
For more information visit the project website at:
   www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/SR520Bridge




                          ...
20
Bored Tunnel Hybrid Alternative




                                  21
Alaska Way Viaduct 
Fly‐through Visuals




                      22
23
Program Timeline
2008        2009         2010          2011         2012          2013         2014          2015        ...
I-405




        25
I‐405 Master Plan:
Regional Consensus
  EIS Record of Decision, 2002
Roadways
 2 new lanes in each direction
 Local arteri...
I‐405 Funded Projects
    2008 Budget (08 Leg Fin)                                                                        ...
UPCOMING
Bellevue Braided Ramps
NE 8th to SR 520 Improvement Project 
•   Builds new structures to 
    separate NB traffi...
Braided Ramps Configuration
Renton Stage 1 – Widening                       CONSTRUCTION
I‐5 to SR 169




                      •    One new north an...
UPCOMING
Renton Stage 2 & 
SR 515 Interchange



                     •   One new north and southbound 
                  ...
I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East
       Project Update




                            32
$595 million



               Spring 2009




                             33
I-90 along Keechelus Lake   34
Avalanche over east
Snowshed              Rockfall on I-90




Deteriorated          Wildlife / vehicle
Pavement          ...
• Draft Environmental
Impact Statement issued in
2005
• Preferred Alternative
identified June 2006
• Final Environmental
I...
• Add a lane in each direction
                                  • Rebuild three new bridges and one culvert
             ...
Columbia River Crossing




                          39
5-mile project area in red




I‐5 Columbia River Crossing
  A bridge, transit, and 
  highway project aimed 
  at improvi...
Project Purpose and Need
      •   Congestion
          Travel demand exceeds capacity

      •   Freight 
          Mobil...
Project Elements
•   Replacement bridge for Interstate 5 
    across the Columbia River
•   Light rail extension from Expo...
Schedule




           43
NSC Nickel Project Overview



                   Construct 8 contracts:
            •   Drivable link between Francis
   ...
NSC Construction
Lake Washington Congestion Management




                                        47
Lake Washington Urban Partnership

                                                  Designed to reduce congestion through...
WSPE Seminar 1 May 15, 2009 WADOT
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WSPE Seminar 1 May 15, 2009 WADOT

  1. 1. WSDOT  Major Road Projects Ron Paananen, P.E. Larry Kyle, P.E. Deputy Administrator Program Engineering Manager Urban Corridors Office SR 520 Program WSPE Annual Meeting & Conference May 15, 2009 1
  2. 2. Presentation Agenda • SR 520 – focus project • Other projects updates: • Alaskan Way Viaduct • I‐405 Segments • I‐90 Snoqualmie Pass • Columbia River Crossing • I – 395, North Spokane Corridor • Lake Washington Congestion Management 2
  3. 3. 2009 Legislative Actions - WSDOT • Tunneling Alaskan Way Viaduct • Tolling SR 520 3
  4. 4. SR 520 Bridge Replacement  and HOV Program 4
  5. 5. SR 520 Program Description  5
  6. 6. SR 520 Delivery Options 6
  7. 7. Alternative A 7 7
  8. 8. Alternative L 8 8
  9. 9. SR 520 Fly‐through  Visuals Option K & Eastside  Project  9
  10. 10. SR 520 Program Schedule 10
  11. 11. SR 520 Pontoon Construction Project 11
  12. 12. Why is the Pontoon Project needed now? • Constructing and storing pontoons  are key elements in catastrophic  failure planning.  • If the floating bridge failed,  available detour routes would be  overwhelmed with rerouted traffic. • Recovering the bridge after a  catastrophic failure will require new  pontoons. We estimate it would  take approximately three years to  construct enough pontoons to  restore the SR 520 bridge. Existing SR 520 pontoon 12
  13. 13. Advanced Construction Methods and Engineering • Support accelerated schedule,  reduce risk, and minimize costs • Field test for pontoons, i.e.,  form systems, concrete mixes,  full‐scale mockups of pontoon  sections • Advertise in Summer 2009‐‐ Posted on WSDOT Contract Ad  and Award Web site • Located in Grays Harbor
  14. 14. Use existing facility at Concrete Technology Corporation • Expedite pontoon  construction to stay on  schedule • Does not have capacity to  build all the pontoons • Construction of pontoons to  begin in 2010 
  15. 15. Two Sites in Grays Harbor 15
  16. 16. How are pontoons built? • Prepare site – Excavate a basin, drive piles, pour concrete slab. – Stabilize sides of basin with concrete walls; seal off from open water with a gate. – Construct support facilities. • Construct pontoons – Assemble forms around steel frame. – Pour concrete into forms to create pontoon. • Launch pontoons – Fill basin with water. – Open gate and use tugboat to tow pontoon to moorage location. – Drain basin and repeat process for other pontoons.
  17. 17. Typical Site‐casting Basin 17
  18. 18. Pontoon Construction Project schedule 18
  19. 19. For more information visit the project website at: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/SR520Bridge 19
  20. 20. 20
  21. 21. Bored Tunnel Hybrid Alternative 21
  22. 22. Alaska Way Viaduct  Fly‐through Visuals 22
  23. 23. 23
  24. 24. Program Timeline 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Relocate electrical lines between S. Massachusetts Street and Railroad Way S. Replace the viaduct between S. Holgate and S. King streets Implement Moving Forward transit enhancements and other improvements Mercer Street construction from I-5 to Dexter Avenue Mercer West from Dexter to Elliott avenues S. Spokane Street Viaduct Project construction Bored tunnel construction Transit capital Transit service enhancements Alaskan Way and waterfront promenade construction Seawall construction* 24 *Seawall construction will take two years, but will be done seasonally based on environmental and other factors
  25. 25. I-405 25
  26. 26. I‐405 Master Plan: Regional Consensus EIS Record of Decision, 2002 Roadways 2 new lanes in each direction Local arterial improvements Transit & Transportation Choices Bus Rapid Transit system Potential managed lanes system 9 new transit centers added 50% transit service increase  HOV direct access ramps and flyer stops 5000 new Park & Ride spaces 1700 new vanpools Environmental Enhancements 26
  27. 27. I‐405 Funded Projects 2008 Budget (08 Leg Fin) Dollars in Millions SR 520 to SR 527 NB 195th St. to SR 527 .....................................................38.74 Kirkland Nickel Stage 2 ....................................................104.56 NE 124th St. to SR 522 ....................................................173.92 NE 132nd St. Bridge ..........................................................27.75 NE 132nd St. Interchange Ramps .............................................................48.50 Kirkland Nickel Stage 1 ..............................................................................81.64 NE 8th St. to SR 520 Braided Ramps ......................................................255.30 NE 10th St. Bridge Crossing ......................................................................63.82 112th Ave. SE to SE 8th St. Bellevue Nickel Project ......................................................179.60 112th Ave. SE to I‐90 ...........................................................19.96 NE 44th St. to 112th Ave. SE......................................................................150  Springbrook Creek Wetland Mitigation......................................................16.39  I‐5 to SR 169 Stage 1 Widening Renton Nickel Project .........................................................126.41 I‐5 to SR 181 ........................................................................19.78 SR 167 SB: I‐405 to SE 180th St. ........................................17.38 I‐5 to SR 169 Stage 2 Widening and SR 515 Interchange Renton Nickel Stage 2 ..........................................................55.46 SR 515 Interchange .............................................................113.36 NB SR 167 to SR 169 ..............................................................6.77 Thunder Hills Creek Emergency Culvert Replacement.....................................................................................................8.49 I‐405 Corridor Total State Investment ..............................$1507.83 27
  28. 28. UPCOMING Bellevue Braided Ramps NE 8th to SR 520 Improvement Project  • Builds new structures to  separate NB traffic exiting to  SR 520 from traffic entering  I‐ 405 at NE 8th Street in  Bellevue • Builds a new on‐ramp at NE  10th Street to SR 520 • Scheduled ad date Jan 2010 28
  29. 29. Braided Ramps Configuration
  30. 30. Renton Stage 1 – Widening CONSTRUCTION I‐5 to SR 169 • One new north and southbound  general purpose lane from I‐5 to SR  167  • One new southbound auxiliary lane  on SR 167  • Lengthen southbound HOV lane on  SR 167 • Scheduled completion 2010 $91.5 M
  31. 31. UPCOMING Renton Stage 2 &  SR 515 Interchange • One new north and southbound  lane from SR 167 to SR 169 • Creating new half‐diamond  interchange at SR 515 • Bids to be opened 2/4/09
  32. 32. I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project Update 32
  33. 33. $595 million Spring 2009 33
  34. 34. I-90 along Keechelus Lake 34
  35. 35. Avalanche over east Snowshed Rockfall on I-90 Deteriorated Wildlife / vehicle Pavement collision Congestion on a Sharp Curves 35 holiday weekend
  36. 36. • Draft Environmental Impact Statement issued in 2005 • Preferred Alternative identified June 2006 • Final Environmental Impact Statement issued August 2008 • FHWA signed Record of Decision in October 2008 • Construction begins June 2009 36
  37. 37. • Add a lane in each direction • Rebuild three new bridges and one culvert • Address unstable rock slopes • Extend chain up / off areas Construction begins: 2010 • Build long-term detour bridge at Gold Creek • Replace lake storage • Add a lane in each direction impacts in Keechelus Lake • Replace all existing concrete pavement Construction begins: 2009 • Replace existing 500 ft. snowshed with a 1,100 ft. structure • Rebuild two bridges and one culvert • Address unstable rock slopes • Extend chain up / off areas Construction begins: 2011
  38. 38. Columbia River Crossing 39
  39. 39. 5-mile project area in red I‐5 Columbia River Crossing A bridge, transit, and  highway project aimed  at improving travel  efficiency and safety on  Interstate 5 Vancouver WA Portland OR Columbia River 40
  40. 40. Project Purpose and Need • Congestion Travel demand exceeds capacity • Freight  Mobility through the area is impaired • Public transit  Service is limited by congestion • Safety Crash rates are too high Draft EIS document • Bicyclists and pedestrians  Facilities and connections are inadequate • Earthquake safety Bridges don’t meet current seismic standards 41
  41. 41. Project Elements • Replacement bridge for Interstate 5  across the Columbia River • Light rail extension from Expo Center  in north Portland to Clark College in  Vancouver • Improvements to seven closely‐ spaced highway interchanges • Wider path for bicyclists and  pedestrians • Electronic tolling 42
  42. 42. Schedule 43
  43. 43. NSC Nickel Project Overview Construct 8 contracts: • Drivable link between Francis and Wandermere. • Estimated total cost was ~$190 million. Cost Range in projects is $10 million to $45 million • Open to traffic 2009, 2011
  44. 44. NSC Construction
  45. 45. Lake Washington Congestion Management 47
  46. 46. Lake Washington Urban Partnership Designed to reduce congestion through the “Four T’s”: · Transit · Technology · Telecommuting · Tolling Awarded $154.5 million to assist Artist’s rendering of what electronic tolling WSDOT, Puget Sound Regional might look like on the existing SR 520 Bridge Council and King County in applying Funded by: these innovative approaches to reduce congestion in the 520 corridor in Western Washington. LAKE WASHINGTON URBAN PARTNERSHIP 48

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