Title: IR-77/Rockside Road Interchange Modification
Estimated Total Cost: $3,361,170
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: Independence
History/Background: The City of Independence (project sponsor) is applying for the southbound IR-77/Rockside Road interchange ramp modification. The City, in cooperation with ODOT, is completing plans and obtaining necessary District and Federal approvals. The resolution (2014-43) notes the City’s consultant was retained under a previous resolution (2014-34) to complete the design plans. The consultant intends to begin construction in 2015. The resolution verifies support from City Council and allowed an opportunity for public input on the proposed work.
This project was originally presented to the Transportation Subcommittee at its January 30, 2015 meeting. The Transportation Subcommittee reviewed the request and supporting documents at the meeting and recommended the proposed 3rd Quarter Project Planning Reviews, with the exception of this project, for consideration by the Planning & Programming Committee. The Transportation Subcommittee recommended that this project be presented again at its March 20, 2015 meeting pending ODOT review and approval of the required modification study.
Proposed Project: The proposed project involves improving the IR-77 interchange at Rockside Road, in the City of Independence (location map). The proposed improvements include widening the southbound ramp to allow double left turn movements from westbound Rockside Road to the southbound IR-77 ramp and double right turn movements from eastbound Rockside Road to the southbound IR-77 ramp. The sponsor reports that work also includes widening eastbound Rockside Road to add an exclusive right turn lane between Summit Park Drive and the IR-77 southbound ramp. Pavement markings, sidewalk, drainage and necessary signal modification work will also be included.
The project’s estimated total cost, provided by the sponsor, is $3,361,170. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering preliminary development (PEPD) is $144,000. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering detailed design (PEDD) is $127,000. The estimated cost of right-of-way (RW) is $1,000,000. The estimated cost of construction (C) is $2,000,000. The sponsor reports that all phases of the project will be funded entirely with local funds.
Staff Comment (Summary):
• Recommend committee and public review in order to obtain comments pending ODOT review and approval of the required modification study.
• As of the March 13, 2015 ODOT has not approved the required modification study.
Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC):
• No comments; recommended for Planning and Programming Committee review.
Planning and Programming Committee:
• No comments; recommended for Executive Committee review.
• No comments; recommended for Board of Directors review.