Spring Joint Cooperative Wrap-up – Statewide Meeting

The ICI/INDOT Statewide Joint Cooperative Committee leaders have committed to identifying a process to improve processing of change orders from preliminary approval to execution and payment. Committee leadership advocated consistent documentation and regular communication as tools that assist in meeting expected timelines. ICI staff is currently updating the committee-generated change order request form available on ICI’s website. The form is intended to streamline the change order generation and INDOT review process by reducing hold points due to lack of information. Statewide Joint Committee leadership will study pay estimate processing expectations during monthly meetings.

Hydrodemolition waste water hauling is working itself up the committee issue list. INDOT and local communities are spending significant construction budget dollars as a result of the recent direction to remove all hydrodemolition waste water from the construction site and haul it to an approved treatment facility that may be tens, if not hundreds, of miles from the site. ICI is working with INDOT Environmental Division to identify a process to land apply the water on or near the construction site.

Newly adopted Portable Rumble Strips (RSP 801-T-209) are intended to obtain motorist attention and slow vehicles down prior to entering work zones. Committee members discussed expanded specified implementation such as semi-stationary flagging locations and patching work.