Click here to download The Indiana Approach Experience: a Context Sensitive Solutions planning document.
This Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) report was an exploration of ideas during INDOT's early planning for the Indiana segment of the Louisville Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges East End Approach Project. Its purpose was to generate concepts and ideas, at a non-cost constrained initial level, in support of CSS program fulfillment for this new terrain interstate approach to a new Ohio River Bridge. Programmatic considerations address roadway elements, bridge elements, noise barriers, landscape and landforms, a multi-use trail system, and the Old Salem Road interchange. Additional ideas addressed multimodal connectivity for corridor-proximate communities, and means to support long term sustainability of the proposed enhancements.
The $763M project was subsequently developed and successfully implemented through a competitive P3 procurement process that attracted proposals from multiple international consortia. SKA was a invited to join the design team of a consortium that was a runner up to the successful proposal, so was unable to pursue the ideas. Some elements such as the multi-use trail and special fencing were incorporated into the final design, while some more expressive elements dropped out.
Prepared by Storrow Kinsella Associates Inc as CSS sub-consultant to
Burgess & Niple Inc and Community Transportation Solutions (CTS), project planning and scoping consultant to INDOT