dukane precast, inc. - The City of Naperville

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dukane precast, inc. - The City of Naperville
dukane precast, inc.
Andrew Hynes, P.E, PTOE
City of Naperville
Deputy City Engineer
Transportation, Engineering & Development Business Group
400 South Eagle Street
Naperville, Il 60540
Subject:
Phone: 630.355.8118
Fax: 630.355.0441
August 4, 2015
Water Street Parking Deck and Hotel Precast Trucking Route
Dear Mr. Hynes,
Dukane Precast respectfully requests a variance to the designated trucking route to coming East
down Aurora Avenue to North on Main Street and Finally west on Water Street for over-length
loads, and a temporary parking restriction from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM on the east side of Main
Street, south of the bridge to Aurora Avenue to help facilitate safe delivery of over-length product
to the project site. (See attached Map showing the Precast Over-Length Trucking Route
Variance) Below we describe in detail 3 separate empty truck and trailer tests that were
performed recently. Please review the enclosed findings from the Water Street Project truck route
trial on June 16, 2015, June 30, 2015, and again later on June 30, 2015, as well as our summary
and conclusions for your consideration.
Description of Trucking Tests:
Trucking run video link:
http://youtu.be/XF5cwXzQaiQ
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – Test 1
10:00 a.m.
1. Dukane Precast contacted the City of Naperville to schedule a dry run on Tuesday, June
16, 2015. The proposed delivery route from route 59 being, east on 75th St, north on
Washington St (north), west on Aurora Ave, north on Main Street, and finally west on
Water Street. This dry run was done with an 8’ 6” wide unloaded 48’ft long trailer plus the
cab of the truck for a total of 66’ ft. Dukane Precast expressed concerns after completing
the designated trucking route test and requested an additional route to accommodate the
projects over-length loads.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 – Test 2
9:00 a.m.
2. Dukane Precast contacted the City of Naperville to schedule another dry run on Tuesday,
June 30, 2015 (Also shown in video link above). Present for 2nd trial: Andrew Hynes (City of
Naperville); Debbie Kreiter, (City of Naperville); Scott Wehrli, (Dukane Precast); James Underwood
(Dukane Precast); Brad Bender, (Dukane Precast); Ruth Porter, (Dukane Precast); Randy Selvaggio,
(Lend Lease). Once again, the base designated route was used; being Rt. 59 to 75th St (east)
to Washington St (north) to Aurora Ave (west) to Main St (north) was taken. This dry run
1805 High Grove Lane, Suite 137, Naperville, IL 60540
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was done with a fully extended 8’ 6” wide unloaded trailer (65’ long), plus the cab of the
truck for a total of 83’ in length. With three attendees directing traffic, we witnessed unsafe
conditions when a driver swerved around the slow moving truck in an attempt to get past
while the truck was making a right hand turn onto Main Street off of Aurora Avenue and
into the truck driver’s blind spot.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 – Test 3
10:00 a.m.
3. After discussing concerns as a group, a second route was tested in an effort to reduce the
potential risks as well as improve the driver’s overall vision of the road and traffic. The
new route being proposed is, Aurora Ave (east) to Main St. (north). We completed this
turn successfully with a fully extended 8’ 6” wide unloaded trailer and cab. The driver had
improved overall vision of the road and traffic; however the driver still witnessed and was
able to see traffic attempting to go around the truck.
Other Background Information:
Dukane Precast has done several projects within the past several years in the City of Naperville,
including the Moser Plaza Building in 2006, which is on Main Street adjacent to the Water Street
project. The Moser Plaza project did not have any over-length loads as opposed to the upcoming
Water Street Project that has many, and all of the designated trucking routes established by the
City of Naperville were sufficient for safe and effective delivery of products.
Dukane understands that trucks will be restricted from using Aurora Avenue between Ogden
Avenue and Main Street for the half hour before and after arrival and departure times from 8:00
am- 3:30pm for the; All Saints School located at 1155 Aurora Avenue Naperville and will abide by
these regulations.
We are concerned that if parking is allowed along the east side of Main Street it will increase the
risk of potential accidents, because the over-length loads will need ample turning radius to swing
into the job site. Dukane highly recommends a no parking zone be established along the eastside
of Main St, from the Bridge south to Aurora Ave. The west side of Main Street can remain
unrestricted. Please note that there is already an existing no parking zone established on both
sides of Main Street between the alley and Aurora Avenue.
Summary and Conclusions:
In test #1, on June 16, 2015, the truck and empty trailer being only 66’ in total length, needed to
use some of the opposing left turn lane on Aurora Avenue to complete to turn from Washington
Street onto Aurora Avenue, and again some of the opposing left turn lane on Main Street to the
complete the turn from Aurora Avenue onto Main Street. This was very difficult and certainly
needed traffic assistance to get to the site safely and disrupted the flow of traffic on Washington,
Aurora and Main Streets.
In test #2, on June 30, 2015, the truck and empty trailer being 83’ in total length, we witnessed
the same issues as the first test with it being even more difficult to complete these turns with the
longer truck and trailer. This again was even more difficult and needed traffic assistance to get
to the site safely and disrupted the flow of traffic on Washington, Aurora and Main Streets.
1805 High Grove Lane, Suite 137, Naperville, IL 60540
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In test #3 on June 30, 2015, the truck and empty trailer being 83’ in total length, we chose to head
east on Aurora Avenue, and make the left turn onto Main Street, and finally a left turn onto Water
Street. We avoided the disruption of traffic at Washington Street and Aurora Avenue and the
driver had improved overall vision of the road and traffic when making the turn onto Main Street,
however if there was parked cars on the East side of main street south of the alley to Aurora, it
may have proved to be more difficult. In the test however, the disruption to traffic flow was
minimized, especially for the over-length loads.
With either of these routes, when would conclude that a minimum of three flagmen will be needed
at these intersections to safely direct southbound, eastbound, and westbound traffic and get these
oversized loads to the site.
The Water Street project location is an exception for the delivery of so many over size loads.
Dukane Precast is requesting this variance to the delivery route to help reduce the risk to the
motorists in Naperville. The new proposed delivery route is Aurora Ave (east) to Main Street
(north), and finally onto Water Street (west). This variance to the designated route is necessary
for trucks that are delivering over-length products to the Water Street site. Trucks and trailers
leaving the site can shorten their trailers to approximately 48’ and use the normal Washington
Street truck route to return to the plant.
Additionally, we are requesting that parking on east side Main Street south of the bridge to Aurora
Avenue be restricted during shipping hours until all panel deliveries are completed.
Below is a list containing the total number of pieces for the project with an estimated amount of
oversize loads for your review. The oversize pieces listed range from 60’ to 65’ in length
Project Name
Total Number of Pieces
Oversize Pieces
Water Street Parking Deck
630
175
Water Street Hotel
635
6
Totals
1265
181
Our scheduled start of erection date is currently the week of September 14, 2015 with the
scheduled duration being approximately 80 business days. Dukane intends to ship16-18 pieces
daily to the jobsite between the hours of 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information you may need. We thank you
for review and consideration of this matter, and we look forward to working together to ensure a
safe and successful project.
Respectfully Submitted,
Ruth Porter, PMP®
Project Manager
dukane|precast
Direct: 630-548-6572
Cell: 847-962-6834
Email: [email protected]
1805 High Grove Lane, Suite 137, Naperville, IL 60540
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Water Street Precast Over Length Trucking Route Variance Request
No Parking Zone
7:00 AM to 3:30 PM