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Katy Freeway. 40 mile section of IH 10 from downtown Houston to the Brazos River Constructed in the 1960’s Design capacity of 79,200 vehicles per day Pavement design life of 20 years Part of Interstate Highway System Maintenance cost $ 49,375 per mile. Katy Freeway - Reality GRIDLOCK.

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katy freeway
Katy Freeway
  • 40 mile section of IH 10 from downtown Houston to the Brazos River
  • Constructed in the 1960’s
  • Design capacity of 79,200 vehicles per day
    • Pavement design life of 20 years
  • Part of Interstate Highway System
  • Maintenance cost $ 49,375 per mile
katy freeway reality gridlock
Katy Freeway - RealityGRIDLOCK
  • 207,800 vehicles per day
  • 11 hours daily congestion
  • 30 to 40 year old pavement
  • Annual maintenance costs of $ 197,500/mile (4 times normal highway maintenance costs)
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23 mile section from IH 610 to Fort Bend County line

  • 8 main lanes, 2 managed lanes, 6 feeder lanes
  • Construction 2003 - 2009
  • 10 Sections
  • Beginning at east and west ends working to center
  • First construction contract awarded June 11, 2003
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$ 2,400,000,000

CONSTRUCTION COST

(excludes ROW,utilities)

utility adjustments
UTILITY ADJUSTMENTS
  • Expense of TxDOT’s ROW Division
  • ROW acquisition,relocation assistance,utility relocation $599,000,000
  • Construction period spans 2003-2009
  • Annual Statewide Budget - $300,000,000 for all TxDOT ROW Division
  • Katy utility adjustments alone will be one-third of ROW Division’s budget for three years running
centerpoint energy work
CenterPoint Energy Work
  • 40 miles of OH distribution
  • 42 underground distribution crossings
  • 21.5 miles of Entex gas lines
  • Fiber optic reroute and one T-comm antennae
  • 5.7 miles OH Transmission 138kV double circuit converted to UG
  • 3 Substations modified for UG Transmission
110 000 000
$ 110,000,000
  • Transmission
  • Substation
  • Overhead Distribution
  • Underground Distribution
  • Fiber Optics
  • Entex

28 Contracts over 2003 - 2006

bureaucratic red tape
Bureaucratic Red Tape
  • Unprecedented amount of Bureaucratic red tape
  • Extended review/approval time for Utility Adjustment contracts
  • Hesitant to make decisions
  • Disconnect between TxDOT’s local office and Austin
txdot
TXDOT
  • Contract required for relocations prior to start of any construction
  • Austin-TXDOT review/approval of contracts
  • Construction overhead cost issue
  • 431 parcels required for project .Not all parcels acquired prior to construction letting
  • GEC (PB) controls project
  • Project Website established
centerpoint energy underground distribution
CenterPoint Energy Underground Distribution
  • 45 locations with proposed underground
  • 42 crossings of I-10 (Katy Freeway)
  • 90 estimates/work orders
  • Plan & profile drawings and traffic control plans - 120 drawings, 80 traffic control [plans
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CEHE
  • Drawing review required by all utilities through GEC - PB
  • Project crossed ROW of several governmental agencies
    • TXDOT
    • Harris County Flood Control
    • Army Corp of Engineers
    • City of Houston
    • Hedwig Village
    • Spring Valley
    • Hunters Creek
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CEHE
  • TXDOT lacked numerous parcels but still expedited construction schedule
  • Directional bores
  • 3 dry bore crossings
  • Existing easements, required temporary construction easements for work area
  • City permits - lane closures,street cuts
cehe distribution underground status
CEHE Distribution Underground Status
  • 10 Sections (42 crossings total)
    • 24 crossings complete
    • Sections 1,2,8,9,10 - 100% complete
    • 8 crossings under construction
    • 7 on hold - require ROW by TXDOT
    • 3 crossing scheduled for 2006
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