For immediate release: May 08, 2009
Posted by: [INDOT]
Contact: Bruce Childs
Phone: 317-233-4675

INDOT Exceeds Federal Milestone with May ARRA Projects List

Latest Work Estimated at $157.9 Million Now Up for Bids

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has identified 33 state projects valued at $157.9 million in 20 counties around the state that qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

This latest list brings the total funds set aside for projects in Indiana to $257 million, which is significantly higher than the $230 million required to be obligated by July 1. 

"We are very pleased to have topped the $230 million level," said Mike Reed, commissioner-INDOT. "Not only does it mean INDOT is creating jobs right now for Hoosiers, but because it qualifies Indiana for the redistribution of ARRA funds later this year."

The Act says that states that don't obligate half of their funds for state projects by July 1 will lose that unspent money, and it will be redistributed to states, such as Indiana, that did meet the threshold by the deadline.

Bids Under Estimates

"There is more good news for Indiana," Reed said.  "Bids by contractors for February and March projects have been coming in approximately 16 percent under INDOT's estimates.

The February project list was estimated to be worth $39.6 million.  Winning bids totaled just over $31 million.

The March project list was estimated to be $42 million, and bids were $37 million.

April bids have been opened, but not awarded.

"When the bids are less than our estimates, it means we have millions of dollars that we can allocate to other projects," Reed said.

INDOT is planning to hold two bid lettings on June 3rd and 24th for ARRA qualified projects.

Background

President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law on February 17.

INDOT received $657 million for highway, bridge and infrastructure projects.  The state allocation was $460 million.  Metropolitan Planning Organizations and local planning agencies will receive a total of $198 million. 

The remaining 50 percent of state funds and all of the local project dollars must be obligated by March 3, 2010.

Work on all projects must be completed by February 17, 2012.

ARRA Project Review Process

INDOT continues to review projects to make sure the plans, specifications, and cost estimates completed.  In addition, the project must have its right-of-way completed, environmental issues mitigated, and permitting done.

Once INDOT completes its review, the projects are sent to the Federal Highway Administration to make sure they meet federal highway guidelines.

After approval by FHWA, funds are set aside (obligated) for the projects, and they can be let for bid.

INDOT May ARRA Project List

 

 

 

Location

Type of Work

County

District

SR 258 Bridge over E Fork White River, 2.5 miles W

Bridge Rehabilitation Or Repair

Jackson

Seymour

US 52 At Norfolk Southern Corp Railroad, 1.92 mile

Major Bridge Project (New Bridge/Grade Separation)

Tippecanoe

Crawfordsville

SR 312 Bridge over S Fort of Indiana Harbor Canal

Bridge Replacement

Lake

LaPorte

SR 1

Added travel lanes

Allen

Fort Wayne

US 31 Kokomo Bypass

Added travel lanes

Howard

Greenfield

SR 25 Hoosier Heartland

Added travel lanes

Tippecanoe

Crawfordsville

At US 20

Added travel lanes

Steuben

Fort Wayne

US 35 0.01 mile S of N jct with SR 8, over Laramor

Small Structure, Replacement

Starke

LaPorte

SR 75 2 miles S of SR 26 at CR 700N (eliminate 2 r

Sight Distance Improvement

Clinton

Crawfordsville

US 33 at SR 109

Intersection Improvement

Noble

Fort Wayne

US 50 1.33 mi N of S jct SR 37 (0.25 mi N of E For

Slide Correction

Lawrence

Vincennes

SR 42 From 0.15 mile E of SR 39 to 0.44 mile W of

Pavement Replacement

Morgan

Crawfordsville

In Pokagon/Trine State Park, 500' N of SR 127 & I-

Environmental Mitigation

Steuben

Fort Wayne

0.10 mi E of SR 46

Pipe Lining

Vigo

Crawfordsville

SR 9 from 0.53 N of I-70(CR 300N) to US36/SR67

Surface Treatment, PM

Hancock

Greenfield

SR 23 From 0.46 mile N. of SR4 to Olive St.

HMA Overlay, Preventive Maintenance

St Joseph

LaPorte

US 40 from 0.88 mile W of SR 9(Monroe St.) to 2.25

Surface Treatment, PM

Hancock

Greenfield

SR 19 From 3.1 miles S (Magnolia Ave) of I-80/90 T

HMA Functional Overlay on PCCP

Elkhart

Fort Wayne

SR 26 from 0.84 mile E of SR 3(Little Lick Creek)

HMA Overlay Preventative Maintenance

Blackford

Greenfield

On SR 1: From SR 427 to US 20

HMA Overlay, Functional

Steuben

Fort Wayne

US 6 From 1.26 miles E of SR 19 to SR 15

HMA Overlay, Preventive Maintenance

Elkhart

Fort Wayne

US 231 From 0.16 mi N of US 136(North St)  to 0.52

Repair PCCP & HMA Overlay

Montgomery

Crawfordsville

SR 258 SR-58 to Elm Street

HMA Overlay, Preventive Maintenance

Jackson

Seymour

US 31 from Fulton/Miami CL to Old US 31

HMA Overlay, Preventative Maintenance

Fulton

LaPorte

US 35 Through the town of Knox

HMA Overlay, Preventative Maintenance

Starke

LaPorte

from US 231 (W jct) to 5.40 mi E of W Jct US 231 (

HMA Overlay, Functional

Tippecanoe

Crawfordsville

US 41 From US 24 to SR 114

Surface Treatment, Microsurface

Newton

LaPorte

I-465 Phase V of the Indianapolis Advanced Traffic

ITS Traffic Management System

Various

Greenfield

Install new guardrail, various locations along I-6

Install New Guard Rail

Various

Seymour

VA VARI Various locations in the La Porte District

Raised Pavement Markings, New

Various

LaPorte

I 70  From North Split to INDOT Indpls TMC (Fiber

ITS

Marion

Greenfield

CCTV Camera Lowering Devices

ITS Traffic Management System

Marion

Greenfield

SR 32/SR 47 South Blvd

Traffic Signal Modernization

Montgomery

Crawfordsville

 

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