In accordance with federal Transportation Conformity Regulations, 40 CFR Parts 51 and 93, the planning process determined that this project adds capacity and requires a conformity determination. NOACA performed the required quantitative analysis demonstrating that emissions from vehicles traveling on the proposed improvement are less than the area’s emissions budget. See the Cleveland Akron Conformity Summary for CUY IR 480-18.42 (L&R) Deck: PID 90591.
Sponsor: Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Project Name: CUY IR 480-18.42 L&R DECK
PID No.: 90591
Estimated Total Cost: $300,070,495
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: ODOT
History/Background: In 2011, the NOACA Governing Board approved a project to replace the decks of the twin I-480 bridges, over the Cuyahoga River Valley in Valley View and Independence. The project was originally was added to the Plan in 2011 as a bridge deck replacement project The project’s estimated total cost was $81,136,400.
Since the time the project was originally added to the Plan, it has undergone a significant change in scope and cost. In accordance with NOACA’s Regional Transportation Investment Policy, projects already on the Plan or TIP that request a change of scope or significant cost increase (greater than 20 percent) must go through PPR again.
Proposed Project: The revised project will involve replacing the decks of the twin IR-480 bridges (location map) utilizing the Design-Build process. However, the work will also include constructing a new four lane structure, between the existing bridges.
The sponsor reports that the new structure will be used for maintenance of traffic (MOT) purposes during the 6 year construction period and will then function as auxiliary lanes, between IR-77 and Transportation Boulevard, at the completion of the project.
The project’s estimated total cost is $300,070,495. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering is $22,390,495. The estimated cost of right-of-way (RW) is $150,000. The estimated cost of construction is $277,530,000.
Staff Comment (Summary):
- The staff is reviewing the alternatives analysis report.
- This project is consistent with NOACA’s Connections+ 2035 Goal #3 (Preserve and Improve the Efficiency of the Transportation System).
- Recommend committee and public review in order to obtain comments.
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.