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Civil | INDOT – 1-69 CORRIDOR End of the Road INDIANA’S FAST-TRACKED I-69 CORRIDOR PROJECT IS NEARING AN END. BY JAMIE MORGAN I t has taken 114,061 cubic yards of concrete, open by the end of 2012 and we opened those 47 million pounds of reinforcing steel and on Nov. 19, ahead of schedule and under the enough structural beams to circle the 2.2engineer estimates.” mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway track • Awarded Amount: $594 million In On Time more than nine times, but in just three years, • Project location: Southwest Indiana Sturgeon explains that nearly every construction the Indiana DOT has brought the I-69 exten• INDOT employees on site at peak: 82 bid came in 10 to 30 percent under the budgeted sion from paper to pavement – or, at least part • Scope of work: 94-mile, four-lane amount. When multiplied by four sections with a of it. interstate highway combined 35 contracts, the savings begin to Extending south to north from Evansville to make a large difference. So far, INDOT has reportCrane, Ind., the new I-69 corridor, a four-lane ed more than $80 million savings, and Sturgeon divided highway, recently celebrated a major says most of it can be credited to an ownermilestone with the opening of its first three –Elliott Sturgeon, I 69 operations director friendly construction market. sections. On Nov. 19, 2012, INDOT opened this “Contractors are in need of work and we 67-mile stretch, completing what has been have the money to build these jobs so we’ve known as the longest contiguous ongoing interreceived a lot of bids,” he says. “It’s a competitive market and we have state construction project in the United States. had as many as a dozen bids on most projects.” “Sections one through three are all open to safe and unrestricted trafWhat’s more, Sturgeon explains, is that the companies have executed fic,” says Elliott Sturgeon, operations director. “All lanes, traffic control extensive value-engineering on many contracts, as well. items, bridges and shoulders are finished. We are right on schedule. “Each contractor can submit cost reduction incentives such as Governor [Mitch] Daniels promised sections one through three to be INDOT – 1-69 Corridor “We’ve hit record speed with this project.” »INDOT’s work on the I-69 corridor has been the longest contiguous ongoing interstate construction project in the United States. 186 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January/February 2013
Case Studies
Best Practices
Business Management
Green Construction
Construction Materials
Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
Pratt Homebuilders
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
Morton Buildings
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Paric Corp.
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
Tishman Construction
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
P. Agnes
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
The Hillman Group
Taylor Woodstone
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
INDOT: 1-69 Corridor
Palmetto Corp
Monroe Tractor
Wood's CRW Corp.
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