1. Create a $5 Billion Ohio Competitiveness Program 10 year construction program dedicated entirely to addressing Ohio’s most pressing congestion, safety and rural access needs from SFY 2006 through SFY 2015. 1. Create a $5 Billion Ohio Competitiveness Program 2. Unclog Ohio’s Arteries
1. Create a $5 Billion Ohio Competitiveness Program
10 year construction program dedicated entirely to addressing Ohio’s most pressing congestion, safety and rural access needs from SFY 2006 through SFY 2015
2. Unclog Ohio’s Arteries
The 10 year construction plan is aimed at joining with Ohio’s cities to unclog high congestion arterials to meet social, environmental and economic development goals
5. Complete Ohio’s Macro-Corridors
The 10 year financing plan will encompass, as much as possible, the completion of Ohio’s rural Macro-corridor System. Once completed, this network will place more than 90% of Ohio’s population within 10 miles of an adequate highway corridor
The Jobs and Progress Initiative is going to challenge the internal and external resources of ODOT and utility companies to a greater degree than ever before. Tight project schedules and worker capacity constraints for both ODOT and utility companies will contribute to these challenges. Additionally, the financial capabilities and prioritization of resources of Ohio’s utility companies are among the most critical issues looming as the program moves forward.
There are three primary areas of concern as the program unfolds.
1. Is there enough time in the project schedule between right-of- way availability and the project award date to allow for the completion of utility relocation design and subsequent construction?
2. Will the utility companies be able to budget sufficient financial resources to cover the cost of relocation in a particular year? Preliminary indications are that relocation costs for some utilities during the program could cost millions of dollars.
3. Is there enough personnel in both the design and construction industry to perform the utilities relocation work in the time frame allotted?
Project Development Process (PDP) training for utility personnel involved in utility relocation
Advance alert on size of program personnel involved in utility relocation
Build confidence among utility partners that the projects will be constructed
Benefits of early involvement in project design efforts will be constructed