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IOWA DOT UPDATE
2014 APWA IOWA CHAPTER
FALL CONFERENCE
JOHN E. DOSTART, P.E.
TITLE VI
Final Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility
Guidelines (PROWAG) expected in the next six
months…
 We’ll keep you posted
FEDERAL FOR STATE FUND SWAP
 DOT is continuing to have discussions with stakeholders and
legislators about the Code language required to permit a
federal-aid swap.
 We expect that to be part of the funding discussion that
occurs this session.
 DOT is planning to meet with city, county, MPO, RPA , and
other stakeholders prior to the legislative session to discuss
how a swap would function if implemented. We will initially
meet with the group that we convened to discuss MAP -21
implementation but then meet with others as requested.
FEDERAL-AID PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
GUIDE UPDATE
 Section 5.3.1 –
Design Criteria for
Roads and Bridges
 References to I.M. 3.205
were removed.
 Projects involving new
construction or complete
re-construction in urban
areas now refer to
SUDAS specifications.
 Rural cross sections in
urban areas may use
either SUDAS or I.M.
3.210, Rural Design.
FEDERAL-AID PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
GUIDE UPDATE
Section 5.4 – Design
Exceptions
 Design Exception
required when SUDAS
Acceptable values are
not met.
 Justification required
when SUDAS Preferred
values are not met.
 Refer to IM 3.216 and
IM 3.218 for more info
I.M. 3.111 UPDATE
THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES
New I.M.
Flow chart of how to
fill out the
Determination of
Effect Form
More in the next
presentation
I.M. 3.505 UPDATE
CHECK AND FINAL PLANS
Estimates
Detailed project cost estimate required at
check plan submittal.
Revised estimate is required at final plan
submittal.
I.M. 3.505 UPDATE
ATTACHMENT B
 TPMS Project
Location Map (turn in
check list)
 Verify the location.
 TPMS map must be
consistent with the STIP
Description and the
plans. This is very
important.
 Notify your RPA or MPO
if the map needs to be
updated.
 Refer to our August 13,
2014 mailing.
I.M. 3.505 UPDATE
ATTACHMENT B
 FRA Railroad Crossing Number needs to be part of
the title sheet.
 Contractor Furnished Borrow
 Less than 10,000 CY use Bid Item #2102-2625000
 Greater than 10,000 CY use Bid Item #2102-2625001
 If greater than 10,000 CY, Contractor is required to provide
sampling.
 If greater than 50,000 CY, a copy of the check plans will be
posted by the Office of Contracts to provide bidders advance
notice of large borrow projects.
I.M. 3.505 UPDATE
ATTACHMENT B
Project Funding Signs
 Non-participating for both federal and state funds
 Conforms to the MUTCD
 No promotional information (names of public
officials, organizations, contractors, logos, symbols,
etc.)
I.M. 3.505
ATTACHMENT B
 Electronic signatures
 Required on final electronic plans (193C IAC 6).
 A visual indication must appear on the plans to show they have
been signed.
 Print and sign a hard copy; then scan the plan sheet in .pdf
file format
 Place a scanned image of a hand written signature into the
drawings before .pdf file copies are created.
 Text or image in the signature using an electronic signature
feature, such as the one in Adobe Acrobat’s software.
I.M. 3.505
ATTACHMENT B
Modifications to the following checklist items:
 Work Type Description
 Standard Plans Note
 Iowa DNR Storm Water Permit
 Bid Item Specification
 Earthwork Quantities
I.M. 3.730 UPDATE
IOWA DOT LETTING PROCESS
 If all addendums are not acknowledge, the project may be
withdrawn; but bidders who fail to acknowledge addendums
will be deemed non-responsive.
 Only competitive bids are considered in determining if there is
adequate competition to award a contract with a bid greater
than 110% of the LPA’s estimate.
 A competitive bid is within 20% of the low bid
 As a condition of letting a project, the LPA is establishing that
they have the resources available to pay for a project that is
within 10% of their estimate.
I.M. 3.760 UPDATE
PUBLIC INTEREST FINDINGS
Updates to 2 of the 6 PIF Conditions:
 Condition #3, LPA will be requesting reimbursement
for work performed with their own forces
 Links to Federal citations were corrected.
 Condition #4, LPA will make publically owned
equipment available to the contactor
 Applies to all Federal-aid contracts, even if Federal funds are
were not used for the publically owned equipment.
INACTIVE OBLIGATIONS
 Federal regulations require timely draw down of Federal
obligations.
 FHWA looks for a reimbursement to be processed yearly.
 We will continue to contact you if we do not have a
reimbursement request at least once every 9 months.
 Once a project is field complete, please schedule a DOT
review as soon as possible.
 If an issue will keep you from submitting reimbursements
every 9 months; notify our District staf f as soon as possible.
EVERY DAY COUNTS 3
Every Day Counts 3
 2015-2016
 FHWA initiative to
promote innovative
and share best
practices.
Regional Summits
 APWA
 NACE
 DOT
EVERY DAY COUNTS 3
 Shortening Project Development and Delivery
 Regional Models of Cooperation
 Improving Collaboration and Quality Environmental Documentation
(eNEPA and IQED)
 3D Engineered Models: Schedule, Cost, and Post -Construction
 e-Construction
 Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge System
 Locally Administered Federal-Aid Projects: Stakeholder Partnering
 Improving DOT and Railroad Coordination (SHRP2 R16 )
 Mobility
 Smarter Work Zones
EVERY DAY COUNTS 3
 Safety
 Data-Driven Safety Analysis
 Road Diets (Roadway Reconfiguration)
 Quality
 Ultra-High Performance Concrete Connections for Prefabricated
Bridge Elements
PAST EVERY DAY COUNTS INNOVATIONS
Every Day Counts 1
(2011-2012)
 Safety Edge
 Warm Mix Asphalt
Every Day Counts 2
(2011-2012)
 Accelerated Bridge
Construction
 High Friction Surfaces
 Locally-Administered
Federal-aid Projects
Jerry Roche, P.E., FHWA and Tim Simodynes, P.E., Iowa DOT
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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CURRENT PROGRAMS
Traffic Safety Improvement Program
TEAP Studies
All Town City Sign Program
Horizontal Curve Program
Overhead Beacon Replacement
Program
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Traffic Safety Improvement Program
PROGRAM FUNDS THREE TYPES OF PROJECTS
 Site Specific Projects
 Includes construction projects to improve traffic
safety and operations
 Annual funding varies, $5-$6 million generally
 Traffic Control Device Projects
 For the purchase of traffic control device
materials
 Annual funding is $500,000
 Traffic Safety Studies
 Includes transportation safety research, studies,
and public information programs
 Annual funding is $500,000
Application Deadline
AUGUST 15th
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Traffic Engineering Assistance Program
Who is eligible to request funding?
 Iowa cities and counties without the resources of a
staff traffic engineer — typically cities with populations
less than 35,000.
Qualifications for funding
 No local match is required. However, the applicant will
be required to assist the consultant with data
collection, if needed (as-built plans, traffic counts,
street maps, crash reports, etc.).
Type of submittal required
 A letter of request explaining the problem must be sent
to the appropriate district local systems engineer.
Application amount
 TEAP will fund up to 100 hours of consultant time.
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ALL Town City Sign Program
 Replace damaged, obsolete or substandard signs and
signposts.
 The program will provide up to $5,000 of signs and
signposts per applying community on a first- come, firstserved basis.
 All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply even if
they have already participated in a similar program in
the past.
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2014 APWA
IOWA
CHAPTER
FALL
CONFERENCE
Thank You!
John E.
D o s t a r t , P. E .

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