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Title: I-630 Construction Progress Thread
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on February 14, 2018, 12:28:43 PM
The establishment of this thread is for the upcoming letting of April 2018 regarding Interstate 630 in Little Rock.

Quote from: https://connectingarkansasprogram.com/corridors/14/i-630-pulaski-county/#.WoRvG6inFPY
Job CA0608 Baptist Hospital – University Avenue
This project proposes to widen approximately 2.5 miles of Interstate 630 to eight lanes, extending generally from Baptist Hospital to University Avenue in Little Rock.

Updates:

This project is scheduled to let for construction in April 2018.

Has anyone heard any insider information?

http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/new-arkansas-highway-construction-expected-to-break-ground-in-2018/899684109 - Another raference alluding to I-630, but no for sure date on any specific steps in the starting of construction.

I have been tracking the Construction Letting Plans for [Job CA0608]. I will post them once published!
Title: I-630 Construction Progress Thread
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on March 26, 2018, 11:35:40 AM
I anticipate letting plans for CA0608 (I-630 Widening) will be released in this (http://www.arkansashighways.com/bid_letting_commission_meetings.aspx) upcoming April 4th meeting.

There is to be a commission business meeting on the 24th.
Title: Re: I-630 Construction Progress Thread
Post by: Plutonic Panda on March 27, 2018, 05:18:45 AM
Hope to see some pictures of the progress!
Title: Re: I-630 Construction Progress Thread
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on March 27, 2018, 09:10:32 AM
Hope to see some pictures of the progress!
I hope to catch dirt work on it when I go to Little Rock in a few months. I won’t miss much.


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Title: Re: I-630 Construction Progress Thread
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on March 29, 2018, 12:25:00 PM
Job CA0608 is up for bidding on Bid Express (https://www.bidx.com/ar/letting?lettingid=APR0418).

Job CA0608 Plans (https://www.bidx.com/ar/letting?lettingid=APR0418)

As of now, this job is not on ArDOT's Plans from Previous Lettings (http://www.arkansashighways.com/ProgCon/General/construction_plans_include.aspx) page, but nearing the end of either the bid or the year it should be posted! Hopefully all of the detail, because I read somewhere in a the documentation I have been pouring over that there are guide sign replacements and with guide sign replacements come gantry assemblies! (This isn't so much for the people as it is for me, it's a me thing...) I wish I could find a copy of the AASHTO Standard Specifications For Structural Supports For Highway Signs Fifth Edition 2009

The book spells out a lot of the specifications Arkansas follows, but I have no money! Boo :(


Looking at plans for Job CA0608_5 Addendum I-630 isn't quite finished! On page 34 of 35, there is reference to a ramp to be constructed in the future: "Ramp 7 to be constructed by others in future"
Title: Re: I-630 Construction Progress Thread
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on April 13, 2018, 12:18:11 PM
Quote from: https://connectingarkansasprogram.com/corridors/14/i-630-pulaski-county/#.WtDXiIjwZPY
Bid Opening
ARDOT opened contractor bids in April 2018 and the Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements by Manhattan Road & Bridge Company and awarded the project for $87.4 million. Construction is estimated to take less than two years to complete.

*Check the above for plans and other information on the Bid Express link.
Title: Re: I-630 Construction Progress Thread
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on April 16, 2018, 05:17:22 PM
http://www.arkansashighways.com/ProgCon/PREVIOUS%20LETTING%20PLANS/2018/Apr%202018/CA0608.pdf

*I underestimated when they would upload the letting plans. This is Stage 1 of 5

Looking on page 59 of 956 there are construction sign specifications and the font of those signs are D, and C. This could only mean one thing! We'll finally see some Highway Gothic back in Little Rock!!! Aside from the sign TBSK showed (I forgot the one in question).

Looking on pg. 249 A) I want to know what the 'Enhanced' is, and if they are replacing the word 'contrast' with it instead...
Title: Re: I-630 Construction Progress Thread
Post by: bugo on May 03, 2018, 10:51:43 PM
AHTD/ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRDOT should accept Chenal Parkway/Financial Center Parkway into the state system and number it AR 630, providing a single number from AR 10 west of Little Rock all the way to I-30 near downtown.
Title: Re: I-630 Construction Progress Thread
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on May 06, 2018, 10:23:10 PM
Looking on pages 401-409 will show that they are doing a sign job to replace what looks to be all of the former Clearview signage along I-430 and I-630 with some structures to be replaced.
Title: Re: I-630 Construction Progress Thread
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on July 19, 2018, 06:37:17 PM
http://www.arkansashighways.com/news/2018/NR%2018-213.pdf
Title: Re: I-630 Construction Progress Thread
Post by: US71 on July 25, 2018, 08:19:38 AM
Widening on 630 may be short lived  (https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/courtroom-battles-continue-over-halting-i-630-expansion-construction/1318540644)
Title: Re: I-630 Construction Progress Thread
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on July 25, 2018, 06:33:57 PM
Widening on 630 may be short lived  (https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/courtroom-battles-continue-over-halting-i-630-expansion-construction/1318540644)
And you know that's money we don't have!