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TxDOT HORSESHOE PROJECT - CALL TO ACTION

Require TxDOT to include noise abatement in Horseshoe RFP for our neighborhood and future development. Must build into design a sustainable construction that will minimize noise and air pollutants. In addition, reduce speed to 50 MPH from Westmoreland Exit across Trinity so drivers can enjoy the beautiful approach to the Margaret McDermott Signature Bridge, Trinity Lakes and Downtown Dallas. Reducing speed by 10 mph is like taking 50% of cars off of road*****.
Facts Budget for Horseshoe Project Project to Begin Total Lanes - Margaret McDermott Bridge Estimated Vehicles per Day - 1990* Estimated Vehicles per Day - 2010* Estimated Vehicles per Day - 2026** Vehicles per Day through Mixmaster - 2000*** $818,000,000 1st Quarter 2013 16 41,600 67,400 199,600 200,000

Economic Impact - Horseshoe Project will have a direct effect on economic development potential to adjacent neighborhoods. The project is adjacent to four (4) of the six Southern Dallas City designated Tax Increment Financing Districts (TIF). Accessed Property 2029 Estimated Value-beginning Accessed Property Total Anticipated Increase in of TIF Value Property Value Tax Increment Financing District Fort Worth Avenue TIF - North of IH30 $ 86,133,447 $ 1,835,647,926 $ 1,749,514,479 Davis Garden TIF $ 120,395,392 $ 1,900,000,000 $ 1,779,604,608 Oak Cliff Gateway $ 35,570,128 $ 531,000,000 $ 495,429,872 Transit Oriented District - South of IH35 $ 21,170,152 $ 135,227,500 $ 114,057,348 Total $ 263,269,119 $ 4,401,875,426 $ 4,138,606,307

Anticipated Increased Residential Density North of IH30 South of IH30 between Sylvan and River**** Residential units under construction or recently completed Total increase in Residential Density

Households 16,000 16,000 332 32,332

# of Residents 24,000 24,000 498 48,498 Users per Year 1,825,000 Users Per Year 91,250 109,500 36,500 237,250

Anticipated Outdoor Human Use - Category E Receivers Avg Users Per Day Trinity Lakes Park - Amphitheater, Urban Lake at higher elevation than River etc. 5,000 Current Frequent Outdoor Human Use - Category E Receivers Stevens Park Golf Course - renovated 2011 - sold out 7 days/week Coombs Creek Trail Methodist Folsom Fitness Center - Outside Trail Total Outdoor Users User Per Day 250 300 100 650 Estimated 2011 Value
$ 742,000,000 $

Current Tax Base East Kessler, Kessler Park, Stevens and Trinity Townhomes

Total Tax
20,116,488

Additional Requests related to Horseshoe Project


Lighting that reflects up, no tall poles, low light levels and no leasing of bright billboards in residential areas Replace any landscaping and permeable land that is removed/destroyed during construction Creek is not to be used as a concrete ditch During Construction keep traffic off Sylvan South of IH30, require TxDOT to provide sufficient patrols to keep traffic under control. TxDOT and Elected Officials to provide 24 hour hotline for resident to call with immediate concerns * per Noise Re-Evaluation - 12-15-2000 page 6 ** per Project Pegasus Forecasted 2026 Traffic Volumes ***USA Today and Dallas Morning News ****Estimated - TBD *****See attached Article

HORSESHOE BREAKOUT PROJECT PROJECT FACT SHEET

NOVEMBER 2011

fiNaNCials: aT a GlaNCE
PROJECTEd Cash flOw by fisCal yEaR
Construction Calatrava II SUB-TOTAL $620 million $80 million $700 million Federal Allocation IH-30 Proposition 12 Major Bridges IH-35E Proposition 12 Major Bridges SH 121 RTR Design, Constr. Mgmt. & Testing (8%) SUB-TOTAL $56 million $756 million Remainder Prop 12 V1 (MO 112473 for PE) Remainder Prop 14 (MO 111680 for PE) I-345 & Neches River Bridge Prop 12 V2 Major Bridges Dallas Districts Prop 12 - V2 PE & ROW* R.O.W. & Utilities TOTAL $62 million $818 million
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The Horseshoe Project Design - Build


PROJECT FACT SHEET
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

1181.4 million $ $136.5 million $79 million $72 million $10 million $13.3 million $185 million $53.7 million $87.1 million TOTAL $818 million
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MAJOR OVERHAUL GEARS UP

Ready for Take-Off: The Horseshoe Project


he Horseshoe Project is a critical transportation project located in the heart of downtown Dallas that will be developed through an innovative design/build approach. The Horseshoe Project will upgrade the I-30 Bridge, part of the Mixmaster and the I-35E bridges (both north and southbound). Originally a part of Project Pegasus, which also included the expansion of Lower Stemmons and the Canyon area, the new pull-out project was aptly dubbed the Horseshoe Project due to its U-Shape (see map). While this project evolved out of increasing necessity (due to its aging infrastructure) the vision, funding and unique approach to develop the project catapulted it to its current status: Ready for take-off! Elements central to the successful development (vision, advanced planning, funding and delivery method) occurred through cooperative communication and coordinated partnerships between legislators, the region, the City of Dallas and TxDOT. Legislators and the region made funding for the project a priority designating several sources including federal funding, Proposition 12 and Proposition 14 funding, and local funding. State legislators also enabled TxDOT to utilize a new delivery method of design/build. Delivering projects through design/build is not new in the construction industry; however, it is a new tool for TxDOT. And now, because of the visionary thinking of the legislature, taxpayers will ultimately reap the benefits. The benefits of delivering projects through design/build are numerous.
HORSESHOE BREAKOUT PROJECT PROJECT FACT SHEET

NCTCOG-MPO Prop 12 V2 Metro Mobility

Close-up overhead view of the project directly above I-35E/ I-30.

*Pending TTI study and Commission approval.

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1. Calatrava bridge 2. High Five 3. The AASHTO Award Winning SH 161 Other examples: Central Expressway Deck Park

Overhead view of the project directly above the Houston St. and Jefferson Blvd. viaducts.
TxDOT photo archives

PROJECT CONTACTS
Texas Department of Transportation PO Box 6868 Fort Worth, TX 76115-0868 (817) 370-6846 Project website: www.projectpegasus.org Kelly Selman Deputy District Engineer 214.320.6189 kelly.selman@txdot.gov Cynthia Northrop White 214.320.4482 Cynthia.NorthropWhite@txdot.gov

Essentially, it allows projects to be completed sooner at a much more economical cost; the very core of doing more with less. One significant improvement will be the ability for motorist traveling eastbound on I-30 to directly access southbound I-35.

The bottom line benefit motorists will realize is reduced congestion when traveling through downtown Dallas. For more specific information on the Horseshoe Project go to www.txdot.gov and navigate to the Dallas District homepage.
NOVEMBER 2011

HORSESHOE BREAKOUT PROJECT PROJECT FACT SHEET

NOVEMBER 2011

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HORSESHOE BREAKOUT PROJECT PROJECT FACT SHEET

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The Horseshoe Project: Design - Build


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This project is made possible by legislation passed this year which provided transportation stakeholders with additional tools in the form of DesignBuild authorization as well as additional Prop 12 funding. The new tools provide the opportunity to close the project funding gap and construct the project at least two years sooner than conventional project development methods could. Utilizing design-build will allow the project to get underway as soon as spring 2013 and be completed as early as late 2016.

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Replace bridges that cross Trinity River on I-30 and I-35E as well as the connecting roadways where the converge near downtown Dallas Central Business District Upgrade outdated roadway geometry, improving safety, and increasing capacity and mobility Meets the NCTCOG 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

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Within the project limits, I-30 and I-35E carry more than 350,000 vehicles per day Rated in the 20 most congested roadways in Texas. Rapid bridge deterioration Increasing maintenance and repair costs in recent years Local stakeholders have raised the priority to develop a solution that addresses the safety and congestion concerns and is financially attainable.

hORsEshOE PROJECT RfQ PROCuREmENT & CONsTRuCTiON sChEdulE - PRElimiNaRy


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Issue RFQ Nov 2011 (estimated) Entire project to 30% design April 2012 (estimated) USACE 408 permit Fall 2012 (estimated) Environmental Reassessment December 2012 (estimated)
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SOURCE: TxDOT research.

HORSESHOE BREAKOUT PROJECT PROJECT FACT SHEET

NOVEMBER 2011

HORSESHOE DESIGN-BUILD PROJECT


Proposed Project

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Upgrade roadway geometry Replace I-30 and I-35E I 30 I 35E bridges over Trinity River Construct additional lanes Construct Margaret McDermott Bridge
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3.0 Section 2 - Loop 12 to IH 35E Average existing and predicted traffic noise levels for 41,600 vehic les per day (along east and westbound IH 30 each) in 1990 and 67 ,400 vehicles per day (along east and westbound IH 30 each) in 2010 were modeled at 39 Category B, C, and E receivers (Figure 3.1) that represent the residential and commercial properties adjacent to th e highway project that might be impacted by traffic noise and that may potentially benefit from reduced noise levels.

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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

IH 30 NOISE ANAL YSIS DECEMBER 2000

Forecasted 2026 Traffic Volume*


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Noise Increases with Vehicle Speed


When Congress allowed states to raise speed limits, and many states did raise speed limits from 55 mph to 65 mph and higher, highways in these states got noisier. The table below lists the change in the noise made by auotmobiles, medium trucks, and heavy trucks as they increase in speed from 30 mph to 70 mph. Raising the speed of an automobile 10 mph (from 55 to 65 mph) increases the noise made by that vehicle 3 dB, from 72 dB to 75 dB. Similarly, noise made by trucks increases from 86 to 88 dB with the same 10 mph increase in speed. In these examples, gas mileage also decreases by 15%. The result is a substantial increase in noise for those living and working near highways. Soundwalls are capable of reducing noise levels by 10 dB, so increased speed limits have also significantly reduced the effectiveness of highway noise barriers. Reducing speed limits on roadways and increasing enforcement of speed limits is often the most effective and cost efficient means of reducing noise. For example, reducing vehicle speeds from 40 to 30 mph is as effective as removing one half the vehicles from the roadway. Speed (mph) 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 Auto 62 62 63 63 64 64 65 65 66 66 67 67 67 68 68 68 69 69 70 70 70 71 71 71 72 72 Noise at 50 ft (dB) Medium Truck Heavy Truck 73 80 74 80 74 81 75 81 75 81 76 82 76 82 77 82 77 82 77 83 78 83 78 83 78 84 79 84 79 79 80 80 80 81 81 81 82 82 82 82 84 84 85 85 85 85 85 86 86 86 86 86 4/16/2012

http://www.nonoise.org/resource/trans/highway/spnoise.htm

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70 76 86 Source: Cowan, Environmental Acoustics, 150 Top

http://www.nonoise.org/resource/trans/highway/spnoise.htm

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