Three guardrail contracts for on-call repairs signed by INDOT
The Indiana Department of Transportation conducted pre-construction conferences recently at Seymour District offices with three different specialty contractors to initiate separate on-call contracts for guardrail maintenance or repair along area highways.
James H. Drew Corporation of Indianapolis will replace damaged guardrail and end treatments within 14 days of notification “along various roads throughout the Seymour District” through October, 2019, under a $784,563 contract.
Specialties Company LLC of Indianapolis will maintain and repair guardrail “along I-64, I-65 and I-265 at various locations” through next October under a $525,000 contract.
C-Tech Corporation of Boggstown will maintain and repair guardrail “along I-74, I-275 and State Road 1 at various locations” through next October under a $598,860 contract.
Guardrail and energy-absorbing end treatments are in place to keep vehicles from straying off the road into fixed obstacles and roadside hazards or from swerving across the median into oncoming traffic.
They are designed to redirect errant vehicles with minimal damage to the car or truck.
Rails bend, posts give way, end sections collapse- all designed to lessen impact to the vehicle.
Statewide, INDOT is responsible for approximately 2,400 miles of guardrail installations along state and interstate highways.
This year (2018), Indiana has $3,442,014 in maintenance contracts with outside service providers to repair or replace damaged guardrail along state roadways.
In addition, INDOT reports $836,673 in internal charges for in-house labor and materials expenses this year for damaged guardrail, end treatments and attenuators.