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Indian River Inlet Bridge

December 2006 IRIB Public Update Material
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RT. 1 ROADWAY
The new traffic pattern in the vicinity of the Inlet will remain in place until construction of the new bridge is completed, currently expected to be in late 2010.
FRESH POND NORTH
Pond is complete and has an animal exclusion fence installed to protect vegetation from being damaged until sufficient growth can be established. Estimated removal is December 2007.
FRESH PONDS SOUTH
WEST

Pond is complete except for final seeding and minor grade work which needs to be done in the specified planting window (April-May). Planting is scheduled to occur spring 2007. The as-built has been approved by the Army Corps of Engineers.

west: pond planting has begun.
EAST

Pond is incomplete until material used as the bridge approach surcharge can be removed and placed into the existing pond to construct the pond per plan. The area completed (+/- 75%) has been surveyed and temporarily seeded until completion can occur (estimated May 2007).

East: pond completion is scheduled for Spring 2010.
FRESH POND SOUTH BRIDGE

The bridge has been completed and accepted by the department.

Fresh Pond South Bridge.
ROADWAY APPROACHES
SOUTH

This approach is currently at an elevation of 30.0’ with continued progress of constructing the MSE walls and soil embankment to a final elevation of 43.2’. The surcharge material will take the embankment to elevation 51.0’ to aid in quicker settlement times and is estimated to be completed late fall of 2006. The anticipated amount of settlement is to be completed around May of 2007 when removal of the surcharge, construction of the drainage system and concrete MSE walls can be started.

South Roadway Approach in Progress.
NORTH

This approach is currently at an elevation of 41.0’ with continued progress of constructing the MSE walls and soil embankment to a final elevation of 43.2’. The surcharge material will take the embankment to elevation 51.0’ to aid in quicker settlement times and is estimated to be completed late fall of 2006. The anticipated amount of settlement is to be completed around May of 2007 when removal of the surcharge, construction of the drainage system and concrete MSE walls can be started.

North Roadway Approach in Progress.
BRIDGE CONTRACT
The Department continues to move forward with the Design-Build approach for the new bridge design and construction. By August 16th, 2006, the Department had received Statements of Qualifications (SOQ’s) from prospective Design-Build teams. After reviewing the qualifications of each submitter, the Department has "Short-Listed" the following three (3) joint venture teams:

Kiewit and Bilfinger/Berger
PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. and Buckland & Taylor, Ltd.
Walsh Northeast Corporation and Traylor Brothers, Inc.

The short-listed teams will be issued a formal Request For Proposals (RFP) package in which they will be asked to submit Final Technical Proposals by the end of January 2007 and Price Proposals by February 2007. Award of the contract is anticipated by Spring 2007. The start of bridge construction activities will be dependant on the successful Design-Builder’s proposal, but is expected to occur within the next year. The required completion date for the bridge remains September 30, 2010 at which time the first traffic is expected to be on the new bridge.

ROAD 50A IMPROVEMENTS

The three lowest areas of Road 50A were raised in elevation with hotmix pavement to aid in relief of tidal flooding conditions that occurred hindering travel to South Shores. This work was completed the third week of November. Roadway edges were backfilled and are awaiting seeding to be completed.

OCEAN RIDGE WEST / FRESH POND ACCESS ROAD

The bollards and landscaping were completed in November. This completes the work providing a natural barrier between the pedestrian walkway and the community.

Ocean Ridge
MSE WALL FORMLINERS (FACING)
Below is a rendering that will resemble the final wall design for the approaches. The bottom is similar to a weathered plank timber finish that will cover the bottom 16’ of the walls. The remainder will have a slate or sand like texture to give depth to the wall instead of a smooth concrete surface. This design will be low maintenance and very cost effective for the State of Delaware while offering simple elegance to the surrounding beauty of the Delaware shore. Both DNREC (Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control) and DelDOT (Delaware Department of Transportation) Secretaries have approved the design. These will be constructed when the settlement time period is up for the approaches.

Formliner Option 1

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s of the Indian River Inlet Bridge pedestrian access and cyclist routes are now available at www.irib.deldot.gov. Hard copy s are available at the Indian River Life Saving Station/DNREC Park Offices located on northbound Route 1, one mile north of the Indian River Bridge. Those interested may also obtain the s from the DelDOT Public Relations Office located in the Department administration building at 800 Bay Road, in Dover. The s feature the available parking and camping areas, the pedestrian detour, fishing access areas, and the bicycle route.

The Indian River Inlet Bridge Project Web site, www.irib.deldot.gov will be updated throughout the Project construction with progress information and construction pictures. For any questions or comments, call DelDOT Public Relations, 302-760-2080, or toll free, 1-800-652-5600.

 
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