ODOT Commission Meeting- December 4, 2017


[CROSSTALK] [GAVEL POUNDING] DAVID BURRAGE: We’ll
call the meeting to order and have a roll call by
the commission secretary. CREW: Mr. Fidler, Mr. Overland. MR. DAN B. OVERLAND: Here. CREW: Mr. Love. MR. GREG LOVE: Here. CREW: Mr. Burrage. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: Here. CREW: Mr. Huckabay. MR. TODD HUCKABAY: Here. CREW: Mr. Alexander. MR. BOBBY J. ALEXANDER: Here. CREW: Mr. Burgess. MR. BOBBY J. ALEXANDER: Here. CREW: Mr. Regan. MR. PETER REGAN: Here. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
Chair declares a quorum present to
conduct business, and we’d like to welcome Laurie
and John and Derek and Dave Anderson. Always glad to have you guys– hi, John– come and
support us and help us, and we appreciate all the
things that you guys do. I would turn it over to the
director for a presentation. MIKE PATTERSON: Thank
you, Mr. Chairman. Members of the
Commission, Mr. Chairman, thank you for recognizing
Dave Anderson. Dave is a county commissioner
in Canadian County. And for a county
commissioner to get here on a Monday morning with
all that they have to do, I really appreciate you
being here, Commissioner. I often talk about the
Department of Transportation, county commissioners,
and certainly the cities working together to
make transportation as best it can be. Because really,
citizens don’t really care what it is– county
road, highway, or city street. They just want good
transportation. And I know Commissioner
Anderson work toward that, and he’s actually
here to see what you guys do with
one of his projects that was on the letting. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
[INAUDIBLE] gas out of his car to put in
some of the county vehicles before he left. You know they always need money. MIKE PATTERSON: He
might have done that, but we won’t talk
about that publicly. MR. J. DAVID
BURRAGE: Well, I know every county commissioner gives
him more than just their time. MIKE PATTERSON: They do. They do. Well, Commissioners, each
year the Pharaoh Award is presented for a
particular project in the state of Oklahoma. OJ Pharaoh was a highway
contractor many years ago. He was the first
president of what we now know as the Association
of General Contractors. His son, Kent Pharaoh,
was also president of the Association of
General Contractors and actually sat right
there and represented District 1 for a few years
in the ’90s as transportation commissioner. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
I served with him. MIKE PATTERSON: Yes, you did. That’s not speaking to your
age, but it is speaking to the fact you served. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: The
young guy is down there now. He used to be on
this end, though. MIKE PATTERSON: That’s right. But the Pharaoh Award
is presented annually by the Association of
General Contractors. And this year, Division
7, the Duncan Residency, received the award for
a project on US-81. It’s a bridge project. And Mr. Chairman,
if I could, I’d like for Jay Earp and
his group to come up, along with Overling
Construction, who was the contractor. And we’ll take a picture
and present the award. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: Great. MIKE PATTERSON: And
Commissioner Burgess will join us for the photo. [APPLAUSE] MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
Thank you, Mr. Secretary. Item 157 is the approval of
the minutes of the November 6 meeting. We’ll here a motion. So So moved. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
Have a motion. INTERVIEWER: Second. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
And a second. Vote. Motion passes. Item 158 is the lone
consent docket item that we can discuss. If no one wants to
discuss it, then we will hear a motion to
pass the consent docket. INTERVIEWER: Motion to approve. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
We have a motion. INTERVIEWER: Second. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
Have a second. Please vote. Motion passes. Thank you. Mr. Tegeler is going to
present item number 159. It’s programming. TIM TEGELER: Good
morning, Mr. Chairman, members of the Commission. Item 159, I have a
programming item this month, Cleveland County,
Commission District 3. We are requesting
to program a project to repair vehicle impact damage
to 12th street over I-35. The estimated cost of this
project to the $100,000. Project should be ready
for a March 2018 letting. And the party responsible
for the damage is unknown. Approval is
recommended, and I’ll try to answer any
questions if you have any. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: You’ve
heard the presentation. MR. GREG LOVE: I
don’t have a question specific to the
bridge that was hit, but I did want to kind
of recommend or suggest to the extent, it seemed like
every meeting, every commission meeting, we have
another bridge that was hit that comes up that
we’re having to spend money on for the most part. Sometimes insurance is there,
but too often it isn’t. And to the extent that we
can work with the Corporation Commission and with DPS,
any other agencies that can help us be able to better
police our bridge asset, we need to do that. TIM TEGELER: OK Thank
you, Commissioner. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: Thank
you, Commissioner Love. INTERVIEWER: Motion to approve. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: We have
a motion to approve item 159. INTERVIEWER: Second. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
Have a second. Any discussion? Hearing none, please vote. The item passes. And would you continue with
item number 160, the contract supplements? TIM TEGELER: OK. I have three contract
supplements this month. Part A is a statewide,
all districts. This is our revisions to our
standard specification book. This is with Crafton,
Tull, & Associates. We have negotiated a
supplement not to exceed the amount of $40,000. Part B is also
statewide, all districts. It’s our on-demand bridge
rehabilitation contract. We have a contract with Benham
Design, Aguirre & Fields, AIA Engineers, and Tetra Tech. The total aggregate increase
for these four contracts is a million dollars. And part C is also
statewide, all districts. This is our on-demand
land surveying contract with Carroll Surveying
Service, Heartland Surveying and Mapping. And the total aggregate
increase for these two contracts is $500,000. Approval is
recommended, and I’ll try to answer any
questions if you have any. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
Heard the recommendation. INTERVIEWER: Motion
to approve Second. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: We have a
motion and a second to approve. Any discussion? Hearing none, please vote. Motion passes. TIM TEGELER: Thank you. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: Thank you. Mr. Adkins is not here. Chelley is going
to take his place, make the presentation
for the lettings. CHELLEY HILMES: Good
morning, Mr. Chairman, members of the Commission. Agenda item 161 consists of
the final February tentative, March tentative, April
2008 bid lettings. The Department recommends and
requests approval of this item. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: We’ve
heard the recommendation. INTERVIEWER: Motion to approve. Second. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: We
have a motion and a second. Any discussion? Please vote. Motion passes. Thank you. Item 162 is the change
orders less than $75,000. Mr. Leonard has all the answers
if you have a question for him. If you don’t, we’ll
ask him to move to item 163, which is those
that are greater than $75,000. Item 162 is for
information only. Are there any questions
for Mr. Leonard on 162? Hearing none, we’ll ask
him to present item 163. JOHN LEONARD: Mr. Chairman,
members of the Commission, 163 parts A through O, these are
the change orders on projects with a cumulative
total of change orders greater than $75,000. And your recommendation
is requested. I’d be glad to
answer any questions. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: You’ve
heard his presentation. INTERVIEWER: So moved. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
We have a motion. INTERVIEWER: Second. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
And a second. Any discussion? Hearing none, please vote. Motion passes. Item 164 is the awards. Mr. Delce. ANTHONY DELCE: Good morning,
Commissioners, Mr. Chairman. Item 164 is our recommendations
from the November 16 bid openings. We had an AM and a PM. It is recommended that
the following items from the November 16 bid
opening referred to by corridor be awarded. It’s corridors 400, 405, 410,
415, 420, 425, 430, 435, 445, 455, 460, 465, 470, 475,
485, 495, 500, 510, and 515. It is recommended that the
following items November 16th PM bid opening b referred
to by corridor be awarded. It’s corridors 540, 545, 550,
555, 560, 565, 570, 580, 585, 590, 595, 600, 605, 610, 617,
620, 622, 625, 630, 640, 645, 665, 670, 675, and 680. It is recommended the following
item from the November 16 PM opening referred to by
corridor be rejected, and that’s corridor 650. This includes our
recommendations for award, and your approval is requested. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: We’ve
heard the recommendation. INTERVIEWER: Motion to approve. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: We
have a motion to approve. INTERVIEWER: Second. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
And a second. Any discussion? There are none that I
hear, so we’ll vote. And we’ll ask the
director to elaborate on some of these projects
in this bid opening. Thank you, Mr. Delce. ANTHONY DELCE: Thank you. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
Motion passes. We have item 167,
which is an emergency item we’ll ask the director’s
secretary to address. MIKE PATTERSON: Thank
you, Mr. Chairman, members of the Commission. Item 167, as you
know, was an addendum to our original agenda. It’s a declaration of emergency. And if I could,
Mr. Chairman, I’m going to read this
into the record. During the July 5, 2017
Commission meeting, a project was authorized
to repair impact damage to the 65th West Avenue
Bridge over US-65, US-412, and Tulsa County. A project to repair
the impact damage was awarded to PBX
Corporation during the Nov. 6, 2017 Commission meeting
at a cost of $273,216.35. On or about November 16 of
2017, before work could start, the 65th West Avenue Bridge
sustained secondary impact very similar to
the first impact, causing extensive
additional damage. The damage required immediate
closure of 65th West Avenue. The cost of the
necessary repair will exceed the authority of
the executive director to award an emergency contract. At this time, it is requested
that the Commission declare an emergency pursuant to
the provisions of Title 61 Section 130 of the
Oklahoma State Statutes. Once the Commission has
declared an emergency to address the
repair of the bridge, the office engineer
will prepare a contract with PBX Corporation based
on the previously-bid unit prices for additional work
to the estimated total cost of repairs necessitated
by the second impact in the amount of $1,204,399.60. At this time, it is requested
that the commission declare an emergency to facilitate the
award for repair of the bridge. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: Thank
you for that presentation. What’s your pleasure? INTERVIEWER: Motion to improve. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
We have a motion. INTERVIEWER: Second. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
And we have a second. INTERVIEWER: I think I beat him. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
Any discussion? Mr. Love’s already got
us lined out on that. Vote, please. Motion passes. Thank you. Mr. Patterson,
we’ll let you move into the Director’s Report. MIKE PATTERSON: Well,
thank you, Mr. Chairman. And Commissioner
Love, your point is well-taken about the
bridges getting hit. Obviously, this one
being hit again before we can get the first repairs done. We’re going to pursue these
things to the fullest extent that we can. We can’t afford to keep
having good bridges hit. It’s hard enough to
keep up with the bridges that we’re trying to get
replaced and repaired to have good bridges like this one. Thank you for the awards
that you made this morning. I know Commissioner
Anderson was extremely excited about the CIRB
project that you just awarded in Canadian County. the CIRB program has
been very fruitful for the state of Oklahoma
since its inception in 2006. And of late, much like we have
lost money in our program, the counties have lost
money in their program. And it is a situation
that we should all be concerned about
as we look forward to making transportation
and continuing to make transportation a
priority for the state. So I know commissioners
all across the state appreciate the awards
of CIRB projects of which there were
many in this letting– in these two lettings. And we will continue to
work with the counties to get these projects
let as quickly as we can. This past week,
there were two awards provided to the Department
of Transportation by the American
Concrete Pavement Association, two Silver Awards. One was in Division
2 on a county road, and it was TTK Construction. And it was overseen by
the circuit engineering district in that area and
administered by Division 2. So congratulations on that
award for the state of Oklahoma. And also, we had another one in
Blaine County on State Highway 51 that was overseen
by Division 5. We’ll always work
hard to get recognized by the nation for the fine work
that’s done by the Department and our county governments
here in Oklahoma. So kudos to Division
2 and Division 5 and the respective
county in Division 2. Some of the other
projects that you awarded, this is a good month for us. We’ve been waiting for
the month of November. The November letting has
been a big one for us. You awarded a Boulevard project
here in downtown Oklahoma City. We’ve been waiting a long
time to get this done. It took some backing up,
re-evaluating downtown Oklahoma City, and we went through
that process with the city. And so now, we find
ourselves to a point that we can award this first
project on the east end. So we’ll get started on this. And as quickly as we can,
we’ll get the west end of the Boulevard to the point
that we can take bids on it as well and get it awarded so we
can finish our task in downtown Oklahoma City. Because, I know they’re
anxious to have a new street, and we’re anxious to deliver. But other things that
we’ve talked about, completion of corridors
are also on this letting. One is up in US-54,
which is a major truck route in the
Panhandle, which causes us grave concerns because
of safety issues north and east of Guymon on 54. So being able to really
get in there with earnest and start complaining
that corridor along with the US-270 corridor
south of [? Ceiling ?] as we continue our efforts of four
laning from Oklahoma City up to Woodward. So that’s another piece to that. And then, State Highway
74 here in Oklahoma City on the west side. We have the south end of
State Highway 74 coming off from Memorial
Road, the Turnpike, the extension of the
Lake Hefner Parkway. We have that completed. We have the north end
up by Waterloo Road down to Covel or 178, but we are
missing the middle piece. You just awarded
the middle piece, and we’re anxious to get
that completed so we can show that we can finish a project. We know what to do,
know how to do it. We’ve waited for the money. We now have the money. We’re going to finish it. Mr. Chairman, I’d be happy
to answer any questions. Oh, I’ve just forgot one,
maybe the biggest one of them all for the money. I-35, I-235, and I-40. Ron Taylor pointed out to me,
this may be the only place on I-35– the entire length of I-35
across this country– that it goes to one lane. And that one lane is to go
from northbound to eastbound to the Dallas Junction,
Fort Smith Junction, whatever it is right there,
and the one lane to go from westbound to southbound. We’re going to add a lane to
that because, as you know, congestion now has
traffic backing up almost to 10th street up on I-35 to
get around those two corners. So we’re going to see
if we can get that fixed by adding a lane in there. That’s a big project. You just awarded that for
just over $5 million– maybe the best money
we spent today. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: Well,
I would agree with that. What year did we conceive
the new crosstown? Gosh, it had to be early ’90s. INTERVIEWER: Ask the [INAUDIBLE] MIKE PATTERSON: [INAUDIBLE] MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
Dave, tell us, Dave. CREW: First public
meeting was January 1996. MIKE PATTERSON: 1996. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: OK. I was thinking it was a
little earlier than that. MIKE PATTERSON: So to your
point, it was conceived– the first public
meeting was in ’96. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: Yeah. 20 years, I mean. MIKE PATTERSON: 20 years. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: 20 years. MIKE PATTERSON: 20 plus
years, and we just awarded the Boulevard. So we’re extremely happy that. Sometimes, it just takes forever
to get some of this stuff done. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: 20 years. It’s still a great
accomplishment. And what do we like, one more
project on the Boulevard? MIKE PATTERSON: Yes. We’ve got that east connection
and the west connection. Now, we’re doing the
two middle projects. So we’ve got the east end of
the Boulevard and the west bit. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
One more sign, please. MIKE PATTERSON: That’s right. MR. GREG LOVE: Question. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: Yes, sir. MR. GREG LOVE:
What’s the schedule on that I-35 between 10 and
I-40 that you mentioned? MIKE PATTERSON: It’s got a
flexible start date on it. [INAUDIBLE] Thank you. Thank you for reminding me. Casey and I talked
about this on Thursday, but they have to start
no later than April 2. MR. GREG LOVE: And what do
you estimate to completion on that, Casey, from then? Five months? SUBJECT: Five months. Five months. MR. GREG LOVE: So it will be
done by this time next year? MIKE PATTERSON: Yes. Yes, it will. We’ve got a good contractor on
it, so it’s going to be good. MR. GREG LOVE: They’re
all good, right? MIKE PATTERSON:
They’re all good. Some are better than others. MR. GREG LOVE: I had
another question. How confident are you that the
legislature knows what they’re doing on the CIRB cutback? [LAUGHTER] MIKE PATTERSON: You
know, Commissioner, I try not to answer do I look
to fat in these jeans questions. Do I think they know
what they’re doing? I think they
understand the impact that they’re making
because I know it’s been articulated by us– me personally and the
rest of our staff– as well as the
county commissioners. I think they’re
receiving the message. They’re having to make
decisions based on the message that they receive. MR. GREG LOVE: OK. MIKE PATTERSON: But I do believe
they are receiving the message. One other thing, Mr. Chairman,
if there are no more questions. Last Friday night, I
had the opportunity to participate with the
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad along with
Lloyd Petersen. And what I think, it
was an amazing event. It’s where the BNSF
runs a holiday express. They put military families and
their children on this train, and they share in the
joys of Christmas. And Santa Claus does
what Santa Claus does. And they go around the
country doing this. They were in Fort
Worth Thursday night, here on Friday
night, Springfield, Missouri, on Saturday night. It was a great event. And to see the impact it
made on those children when they get off the train
and they’re looking for Santa to give him that last
hug around his leg, you know it was a great trip. But I wanted to mention,
the benevolence of the BNSF is felt all across this
country, and we work very close with them. They did a great job that night. Any other questions
for me, Mr. Chairman? MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE:
Any other questions? Well, we again wanted to
acknowledge the Boulevard project and the other projects. And sometimes, it
takes a long time, but I think Oklahoma
now is looking like a different state because
of the transportation projects, including the county roads,
including the railway projects, and certainly the ones that ODOT
and OTA has been involved in. I mean, it’s a different
day in Oklahoma. MIKE PATTERSON: It
is a different day. MR. J. DAVID BURRAGE: We
thank our past governors and our legislators
for getting us there. Do we have a motion to adjourn? INTERVIEWER: So moved. Second. MR. J. DAVID
BURRAGE: There we go. Let’s vote. [GAVEL POUNDING] We’re adjourned.

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