January 23, 2012

Bonus I-70/71 Split Post

Last week when I was protesting the protest of SOPA, I attempted to investigate the source of the widely publicized $1.5 billion cost of the I-70/I-71 Split Fix project. The first 5 Phases of the project was projected at $816.1 million. Hidden in the Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) project delay was a 6th Phase of the Split Fix for the 315/70/71interchange for a cost of $836 million. Here's the scope of work:
Source: Slides from January 19, 2012, Public Meeting
So in other words, the estimated cost of the "Split Fix" is $1.652 billion dollars. (Source: TRAC List)

Project ID
Description
Cost ($ Million)
Previous Start
New Start
Franklin I-670/I71
Phase 1
$200.0
(Construction ends in 2014)
n/a
Franklin I-70/I-71
Phase 2 East Interchange
$261.7
2014
2025
Franklin I-70/I-71
Phase 3 East Trench
$109.7
2015
2028
Franklin I-70/I-71
Phase 4 South Trench
$158.2
2016
2032
Franklin I-70/I-71
Phase 5 East Freeway
$86.5
2016
2033
315/70/71 Reconstruction
Modify I-71/I-70/SR 315 interchange
$836.0
n/a
n/a
Total Cost
$1,652.1

That's a lot of smackers.

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