On Sunday, May 19, 2013 traffic on I-69 was slowed to 10 mph for the removal of old utility lines and hanging of new utility lines across the interstate by AEP Transmission, under permit by INDOT. This was the first ever rolling slowdown on Indiana Department of Transportation right of way. AWP, America’s Traffic Control Leader, successfully lead and implemented this milestone traffic control project.
AWP’s team designed the traffic control plans for the rolling slowdown based on a study developed by Eric A. Hulme, AWP’s Director of Compliance & Engineering, and Brent Tucker, Engineering Project Manager, to determine how traffic would be affected. AWP crews led by Bob Karrick, Regional Training Manager, and David Specht, Estimator, then coordinated efforts between all parties involved, provided and installed necessary communications, traffic control equipment, and traffic signage, and provided and operated the chase vehicles.
The rolling slowdown covered nearly 10 miles of interstate, and went safely and smoothly, with minimal disruption to the usual flow of traffic on and around I-69.
AEP workers prepare power lines to be hung across I-69 within the safe work area provided by the rolling slowdown.