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1.0 PURPOSE

Design procedures are used to define quality requirements for projects. The purpose of
this procedure is to describe minimum technical requirements and criteria for design of
RTD FasTracks projects and to outline the design processes designers shall follow for all
the major engineering disciplines.

2.0 SCOPE

The minimum technical requirements and criteria outlined for design apply to both in-
house and contracted design work. This procedure contains criteria for all of RTD
FasTracks projects (including BRT, CRT, LRT, park-n-Rides, Maintenance Facilities, etc.).
It outlines staff, design, specification, estimate, and submittal requirements. This
procedure offers a summary of expectations. This procedure is meant to supplement
existing RTD and local jurisdiction design criteria and requirements and is not meant to be
all inclusive. More detailed information can be found in the applicable RTD manuals
referenced below.

3.0 RESPONSIBILITY

3.1 Engineering Technical Support Staff

The ETS staff responsibilities include:

A. Write the discipline specific sections of this procedure.


B. Re-evaluate and update this procedure in a timely manner to accurately
represent any new design policy decisions.
C. Review designs submitted by others against this procedure.

3.2 Document Control Staff

The document control staff responsibilities include:

A. Maintains and updates library copy and distributes procedure updates to


individuals issued copies of the EDG.

3.3 Contracted Consultant Design Team

The contracted consultant design team responsibilities include:

A. Design in accordance with this procedure.

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4.0 REFERENCES

A. RTD Quality Assurance Program Plan and QMO Program Manual (QMO Database
for design comments)
B. RTD Bus Transit Facility Design Guidelines and Criteria
C. RTD Commuter Rail Design Criteria
D. RTD Light Rail Design Criteria
E. RTD CADD Standards Manual
F. RTD Standard Drawings for Bus and Light Rail Transit Facility Projects
G. RTD System Safety Program Plan (SSPP)
H. RTD Safety & Security Management Plan (SSMP)
I. RTD Sustainability Policy
J. RTD Environmental Methodology Manual
K. EDG – 11 Quality Plan
L. EDG – 5 Design Calculations
M. EDG – 6 Design Specifications

5.0 PROCEDURES

5.1 Design Requirements Applicable to All Design Disciplines


Each discipline is responsible to meet the following requirements as they apply to its
own discipline area in addition to those listed in the discipline specific section of this
procedure. At each design phase, the engineering project manager for design shall
ensure that these requirements have been met by their design staff.
A. Design and Review Teams:
• The Design Team refers to the group of individuals responsible for the
designs, calculations, specifications, and estimates for each design phase.
• Design Team shall include licensed engineers representing each respective
discipline who will be in responsible charge of all design activities and who
will seal the plans and specifications pertaining to their discipline area.
• The Review Team refers to the group of individuals responsible for review
and comment on the design (plans and specifications), to ensure
compliance with RTD’s design criteria and requirements.
• The Review Team shall include a licensed engineer for each discipline with
sufficient experience and knowledge to act as the discipline reviewer.
B. Scope of Work:
• Senior Manager Engineering and Engineering Project Managers shall
involve the ETS staff in project scoping to prevent later changes to the
project scope.
• The Scope of Work shall be reviewed by RTD’s ETS staff and the Project
Engineering Manager prior to signing the consultant’s contract.
• The activities and deliverables defined in the Scope of Work shall be
consistent with the requirements outlined in this procedure.
C. Coordination / Meetings:

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• The Designer of each discipline shall meet periodically with RTD’s ETS
staff for that discipline to discuss the design work and reach early
resolutions to design challenges.
• Coordination meetings shall occur no less than once a month.
• Coordination meetings may be held in conjunction with general progress
meetings if required topics of discussion are not too specific and time
consuming.
• Include appropriate staff in all disciplines required to coordinate beneficially.
D. Design:
• The coordinate systems and project stationing used for all disciplines (ie.
roadway design, transit design, and ROW) shall be compatible.
• Inter-disciplinary coordination shall be continuous throughout all design
phases. Work within each discipline shall accommodate work within other
disciplines.
• Design plans and specifications shall reflect the most current RTD
requirement. If an entity (facility owner, local city or state jurisdictions, etc.)
has more stringent requirements than RTD, the Designer is required to
bring the requirement to the attention of RTD.
• Calculations shall be provided as needed to support the design.
• Each design phase shall incorporate changes and improvements as
dictated by review comments from previous design phase submittals.
E. Cost Estimates:
• Updated cost estimates for construction shall be provided at each design
phase submittal.
• See EDG – 8 Cost Development & Estimating for details and procedures.
F. Exceptions / Variances / Revisions to Standards:
• Any deviation from the standard design requirements defined within RTD
and other local jurisdiction criteria manuals requires written approval from
RTD.
• See EDG – 7 Variance to RTD Criteria for details and procedures.
G. Quality / Reviews:
• All design plans, specs, calculations, and estimates shall have a thorough
independent quality control check by the Design Team.
• Design checkers shall be independent, and shall have the equivalent
qualifications as the designer.
• Perform independent design and detail checks (see definitions) of the plans
and special provisions. The design engineer is responsible for the meaning
and applicability of all computer generated information.
• Revise all plan sheets, special provisions and design notes to correct any
deficiencies found in the design and detail checks.
• Perform an independent check of quantities and revise the summary of
quantities as necessary.
• Design reviews shall be interdisciplinary.
• See EDG – 11 Quality Plan for details and procedures.

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H. Schedule and Work Hour Estimates:


• Designers shall submit a comprehensive and updated schedule for the
project with each design phase submittal.
• When preparing schedules and work-hour estimates, the Engineering
Project Manager shall obtain estimates for:
¾ Major structural activities
¾ Utility interruption restrictions
¾ Staged construction or relocation
¾ Order of precedence
¾ In-house jobs
¾ Consultant jobs.
• The Engineering Project Manager will establish the final schedule and work
hours based on input from the ETS staff.
• See EDG – 3 Scheduling for details and procedures.
I. Value Engineering:
• See EDG – 12 Value Engineering for details and procedures.

5.2 General Requirements and Submittals per Design Phase


Each discipline is responsible for performing the following tasks and submitting the
following deliverables for their own discipline area in addition to those listed in the
discipline specific section of this procedure. At each design phase, the engineering
project manager for design shall combine the elements from each discipline into one
submittal package.
A. Basic Engineering (DEIS) – A thorough basic engineering design process is
required to identify general design solutions and the appropriate project design
criteria to meet RTDs needs, and reduce costly delays and revisions during
final design and construction. The Basic Engineering (BE) design phase is the
time to:
• Define the project limits.
• Identify general existing conditions within the project limits.
• Outline conceptual or schematic proposed design for various design
options and alternatives.
• Analyze the pros and cons of the various design alternatives, including the
no-action or no-build alternative, and select a proposed action.
• Seek input from public and other stakeholders.
• Identify potential impacts to the environment, structures, and utilities.
• Outline preliminary proposed design of new facilities for proposed action.
Deliverables expected for the Basic Engineering (DEIS) phase from each and
every discipline:
• Preliminary Design Plan Set / Drawings
• Cost Estimate for completing Final Design and Construction
• EIS Document
• Other documents, reports, memos, records, etc. as defined in discipline
specific sections.

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B. Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50% Design) – A thorough 50% design


process is required to establish and define the project starting point and set the
direction of the final design. The following shall be done during the 50% design
phase:
• Address all previous comments made during Basic Engineering design
review.
• Identify specific existing conditions.
• Outline 50% proposed design of new facilities.
• Identify real impacts to existing structures and utilities.
• Begin identifying ROW and easement needs.
Deliverables expected for the Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50% Design)
phase to be submitted to RTD for official review from each and every discipline:
• 50% Design Plan Set / Drawings
• Summary of Quantities for Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50%
Design) and Construction
• Preliminary Cost Estimate for Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50%
Design) and Construction
• Specification Outline (Run List of section titles)
• Other documents, reports, memos, records, etc. as defined in discipline
specific sections.
C. Final 65% Design – A thorough 65% design process is required to provide
design specifics. The following shall be done during the Final 65% design
phase:
• Address all comments made during Final 50% design review.
• Finalize existing conditions.
• Finalize project limits.
• Outline 65% proposed design of new facilities.
• Identify real impacts to existing structures and utilities.
• Identifying 98% of ROW and easement needs and have begun acquisition
process.
• Perform independent design and detail checks of the plans and special
provisions.
• Revise all plan sheets, special provisions, and design notes to correct any
deficiencies found in the design and detail checks.
• Perform an independent check of quantities and revise the summary of
quantities as necessary.
Deliverables expected for the Final 65% design phase to be submitted to RTD
for official review from each and every discipline:
• 65% Design Plan Set / Drawings
• Specification / Special Provisions
• Summary of Quantities for final 65% Design and Construction
• Intermediate Cost Estimate for Final 65% Design and Construction
• Preliminary Calculations

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• Other documents, reports, memos, records, etc. as defined in discipline


specific sections.
D. Final 90% Design – A thorough 90% design process is required to finalize the
design. The following shall be done during the Final 90% design phase:
• Address all comments made during the Final 65% design review.
• Outline 100% proposed design of new facilities.
• Finalize relocation and removal of existing facilities.
• Identify real impacts to existing structures and utilities.
• Identifying 100% of ROW and easement needs and are finalizing
acquisition process.
• Perform independent design and detail checks of the plans and special
provisions.
• Revise all plan sheets, special provisions, and design notes to correct any
deficiencies found in the design and detail checks.
• Perform an independent check of quantities and revise the summary of
quantities as necessary.
Deliverables expected for the Final 90% design phase to be submitted to RTD
for official review from each and every discipline:
• 100% Design Plan Set / Drawings
• Specification / Special Provisions
• Complete Summary of Quantities for Final 100% Design and Construction
• Final Cost Estimate for Final 100% Design and Construction
• Final Calculations
• Other documents, reports, memos, records, etc. as defined in discipline
specific sections.
E. Final 100% Design – A thorough 100% design process is required to address
the last few small comments and changes from the 90% review. The Final
100% designs shall be:
• Stamped by an Engineer of Record.
• Provided to the following individuals for their approval and sign off:
¾ Project Manager
¾ Engineering Technical Services Manager
¾ Senior Manager of Engineering
¾ Assistant General Manager of Planning & Development
¾ Assistant General Manager of Rail &/or Bus Operations
¾ Assistant General Manager of Safety, Security, and Facilities
Deliverables expected for the Final 100% design phase to be submitted to RTD
encompassing all disciplines:
• A final submittal letter certifying that the plans and specifications have been
prepared in accordance with current RTD design standards.
• A complete set of final design notes. These notes shall include revisions
reconciling any differences between the original design, the independent
design check, and any design changes resulting from subsequent reviews

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• Final list of items that do not meet RTD’s minimum design criteria and
needed a variance.
• PE Stamped 100% Design Plan Set / Drawings
• PE Stamped Specification / Special Provisions
• Final Quantities and Cost Estimate for Final 100% Design and Construction
• PE Stamped Final Design Calculations
• The complete set of final independent design check notes, plans, and
calculations.
The signed package shall be ‘Released for Construction’ (RFC)

5.3 Discipline Specific Requirements and Submittals per Design Phase

5.3.1 Architectural Requirements

A. Basic Engineering (DEIS) through Final 100% Design for Architecture:


• Architectural Requirements for each design phase shall be provided by and
coordinated with the Architectural and Landscape Architectural staff.

5.3.2 Civil - General Requirements

A. Basic Engineering (DEIS) through Final 100% Design for Civil:


• For Civil requirements, see the following sections:
¾ Geotechnical
¾ Roadway
¾ Traffic

5.3.3 Drainage Requirements

A. Basic Engineering (DEIS) for Drainage:


• Identify and describe existing conditions, identify potential drainage problem
areas, identify potential solutions to drainage problems in sufficient detail to
determine feasibility, to provide a cost, and to identify impacts.
• Collect, at a minimum, copies of previously completed drainage studies and
reports and existing data and flood history, including FIRMs, FHADs,
Master Plans, Outfall System Plans, Flood Insurance Studies, and drainage
studies, within and adjacent to the project area from Urban Drainage &
Flood Control District, Colorado Water Conservation, Colorado Department
Of Transportation, City and County engineering and public works offices,
etc. Provide a list of the references collected.
• Collect current electronic models for all regulatory floodplains.
• Establish major drainage basins and provide a Drainage Plan Map,
depicting major basin boundaries and showing the location and size of all
major drainage features, waterway geometrics, vegetal cover, land use, etc.
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year storm event), including bridges, culverts, open channels, and storm
sewer conduits.
• Identify the right-of-way and easements required for major drainage
systems outside the right-of-way and provide a map depicting these areas.
• Identify the appropriate project drainage design criteria, based on RTD,
local agency, UDFCD, and CDOT design manuals. Establish, and include
in the drainage report, the design storm frequency based on the project
criteria.
• Perform a hydrologic analysis using existing studies, existing hydraulic
models, or other approved methods to determine design flow rates for all
major drainage features (compile precipitation and steam gauge data,
select runoff parameters, analyze gauge data, predict peak flows, and
calculate run-off and design flow rates). Provide written description of
methodology and all calculations in the drainage report appendices.
• Prepare conceptual designs for all major drainage features. Identify and
prepare conceptual designs for all locations where special design features
will be required in order to meet corridor design criteria, and to protect
existing and proposed RTD facilities. Provide documentation for all
calculations in the drainage report appendices. Provide conceptual plans
and details for these major drainage features.
• Develop conceptual design of minor drainage structures (structures
designed for 5-year events), determine location of crossing alignment, and
consider degree of sediment and debris problems to be encountered.
Provide documentation for all calculations in the drainage report
appendices. Provide conceptual plans and details for these minor drainage
features.
• Identify detention requirements and provide preliminary sizes for detention
ponds and detention pond routing for regional-type detention that might be
included in the Project. Provide documentation for all calculations in the
design report appendices.
• Identify water quality requirements and provide preliminary concepts for
meeting those requirements.
• Identify and document erosion and sediment control methods to be used for
this project.
• Provide water surface profiles and preliminary hydraulic analysis, using
approved methods, to establish design flows for major drainage facilities
(storm sewer systems, cross-culverts, and open channels), showing 100-
year HGL, discharge, design headwater, etc.
• Determine the design year frequency, design year and 500 year high water
elevations, predicted total scour profile for design year and 500 year scour,
channel erosion protection for structures. For bridges, determine the
freeboard requirements and the minimum low girder elevation using the
CDOT Drainage Design Manual. Provide documentation for all calculations
in the drainage report appendices.

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Basic Engineering Deliverables for Drainage:


In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Provide a written drainage report with references, technical appendices,
calculations, and maps and plans of sufficient scale, etc. to adequately
document all the Basic Engineering drainage requirements.
B. Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50% Design) for Drainage:
• Develop design and prepare plans and calculations for major drainage
facilities (include grading, linings, walls, culverts, drop structures, inlet
structures, new and extended box culverts, energy dissipaters, and other
major drainage facility improvements) in sufficient detail to obtain concept
approvals from local city and county agencies and UDFCD, and to prepare
conceptual designs for bridges and other structures requiring special
structural design.
• Obtain agency review and approval of design concepts and provide proof of
agency sign-off.
• Design stormwater interception facilities for RTD trackways, track
subdrains, crossing flows, and ditches in accordance with RTD design
criteria manuals. Provide calculations to support the design in the drainage
report appendices. Provide supporting drawings in the construction plan
set.
• Provide plan and profile drawings for all major drainage facilities, showing
horizontal and vertical location, location and nature of conflicting facilities,
resolution of conflicts.
• Provide hydrologic and hydraulic calculations in support of the design of
major facilities. Provide HGLs for major drainageways.
• Identify and map all existing minor (defined as conveying less than 100 cfs
in a 5-year and 100-year event) drainage facilities. For all drainage
facilities, determine invert elevations, structure (inlets, outlets, junctions)
types, sizes, and materials. Provide mapping for all minor existing drainage
facilities.
• Develop and provide conceptual design for new minor drainage structures
in sufficient detail to identify drainage concepts and resolve design conflicts.
• Identify and outline size and location for required detention and water
quality features in the drainage report.
• Station and park-n-Ride drainage design plans shall include all necessary
storm sewer systems, and permanent stormwater detention and water
quality facilities as required by the local jurisdiction as modified by RTD
design guidelines and criteria manuals.

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• Identify and provide special drainage designs that may be critical for cost,
feasibility or impact to the project, and provide conceptual details for these
special drainage features.
• Provide Erosion Control plans and documentation (including Stormwater
Management Plans) for all park-n-Ride stations and major channel
improvements.
• Provide Irrigation Ditch system modification design plans for ditches
crossing or otherwise impacted by the project. Plans are subject to review
by and approval of the ditch owner and the local drainage authority.
Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50%) Deliverables for Drainage:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Provide a preliminary written drainage report with references, technical
appendices, calculations, and maps and plans of sufficient scale, including
all the information included at the Basic Engineering phase and all
additional information needed to adequately document the 50% PE
drainage requirements.
C. Final 65% Design for Drainage:
• Provide plans that show all drainage facilities, designed both horizontally
and vertically (plan and profile), in final location and in sufficient detail to
provide hydraulic documentation. All horizontal and vertical conflicts shall
be resolved.
• Develop design for regulatory floodplains.
• Begin permitting process. Prepare and submit the required letters,
applications, and all necessary supporting documentation for the following:
¾ CLOMRs (Conditional Letters of Map Revisions), Use updated modeling
to complete this submittal.
¾ Environmental Permits as defined by Section 404 of the Clean Water
Act from the ACOE.
• Prepare a Final Hydrology and Hydraulics Drainage Report providing
description and documentation for the analysis of the final design of all new
stormwater facilities and existing facilities impacted by the project. The
report will include:
¾ Storm drainage design and technical criteria of the appropriate local
jurisdictions.
¾ Design of new and relocated private and public storm water facilities
impacted by the project.
¾ Irrigation facility design.
¾ Trackway drainage design.
¾ Park-n-Ride drainage design.
¾ Hydrologic and Hydraulic Exhibits (drainage plan maps) and
calculations for design stormwater flows to affected major and minor
drainage basins, and stormwater conveyance elements.
¾ Exhibits and calculations to support hydraulic design for stormwater
interception and conveyance systems (including open channel systems,
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dissipaters, underdrains, detention facilities, and water quality


treatement facilities).
¾ Scour calculations in support of structural foundation design.
• Prepare and show HGL for 5-year and 100-year discharge, for major and
minor storm facilities.
• Provide hydrologic and hydraulic calculations in support of the design of
major facilities. Provide HGLs for 5-year and 100-year discharge for major
and minor drainageways.
• Provide details for special drainage features.
Final 65% Design Deliverables for Drainage:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Provide a final written design report with references, technical appendices,
calculations, and maps and plans of sufficient scale, including all the
information included at the 50% PE phase and all additional information
needed to adequately document the Final 65% Design drainage
requirements.
D. Final 90% Design for Drainage:
• Finalize designs and provide all calculations and other documents for:
¾ Major drainage channel improvements
¾ Cross-culverts and other storm water conveyance facilities.
¾ Stormwater interception facilities.
¾ Station drainage.
¾ Retention and detention basins.
• Make adjustments for minor changes in horizontal and vertical alignments.
• Provide plan and profile drawings for all major and minor drainage facilities,
at a scale of no less than 1”=50’, standard details for structures, details
(including structural information) for non-standard structures,
• Provide plans prepared in construction plan format, including cover sheet,
notes, plan and profile drawings, standard and special details.
• Provide plans prepared for open channels, other grading, storm sewer
facilities, subdrains, construction erosion control facilities, detention and
permanent water quality features including standard and non-standard
details. Plan and profile drawings prepared at a scale of no less than
1”=50’.
• If required by the local agency, plans will be prepared so that they may be
separated from the full set.
• Provide specifications prepared in RTD standard format.
• Secure approval from local drainage authorities and provide documentation
for these approvals to RTD for the following:
¾ Final Hydrology and Hydraulics Report
¾ Final drainage designs and constructions plans.
¾ CLOMRs, approval from FEMA required prior to completion of final
design.

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¾ Environmental Permits need to coordinate with and get approval from


ACOE and RTD prior to completion of final design.
• LOMRs (Final Letters of Map Revision) are not part of the final design
scope of work, but will be included in Design Services during construction.

Final 90% Design Deliverables for Drainage:


In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Provide an updated Final written drainage report incorporating all
comments made during the Final 65% Design review and all additional
information needed to adequately document the Final 90% Design drainage
requirements.
E. Final 100% Design for Drainage:
• If there are any comments made by RTD staff and FasTracks Team
members, from all review agencies (City and County engineering
department staff, UDFCD, FEMA, CDOT), and any other applicable
regulatory agency during the Final 90% Design, these comments shall be
incorporated into an updated 100% Final Drainage Report.

5.3.4 Environmental / Studies / Mitigation Requirements

A. Basic Engineering (DEIS) for Environmental:


• Phase I, II and sometimes III environmental assessments are completed to
aid the design team in minimizing impacts to contaminated areas and
worker safety. This research is done up front to minimize surprises during
construction.
• Traffic studies including present and future travel demand, transit ridership
projections and modeling shall be conducted, including reasonable
measures to reduce congestion.
• An Accident study and analysis of explicit safety considerations is
expected.
• Esthetic Considerations and Visual impacts of the Project shall be
considered.
• Air Quality analysis shall be done by APCD with modeling information
provided by DRCOG.
• Noise and Vibration assessment analysis shall be prepared in accordance
with CDOT Noise Analysis and Abatement Guidelines and FTA guidelines,
and shall consist of the following:
¾ Definition of relevant noise and vibration abatement criteria and
identification of noise sensitive land uses.
¾ Definition of relevant noise levels according to most resent FHWA/FTA
guidelines.
¾ Prediction of future traffic noise and vibration levels for all alternatives.
¾ Determination of traffic noise and vibration impacts.

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¾ Identification of evaluation of feasibility, cost effectiveness and


reasonableness of noise and vibration abatement measures.
¾ Development of recommendations regarding noise and vibration
abatement measures.
¾ Consideration of construction related noise issues.
• Archaeology and Historical report shall be incorporated into the EIS which
describes existing surveyed conditions, historical archaeological potential of
the Project area including historical bridge clearances, and mitigation
implementation recommendation.
• Paleontology report shall be incorporated into the EIS which describes
existing surveyed conditions, determines the presence or absence of
paleontological resources, scientific significance determination, and
mitigation recommendations.
• Water Quality report shall be written including the determined impacts of
the proposed construction project on the following water bodies: State
waters, aquatic habitats, groundwater or alluvial waters, aquifers, etc.
• Ecology assessment shall be provided including surveys and biological
evaluations and/or biological assessments based on species identified in
the Project area using qualified experts, threatened and endangered
species, and a map identifying noxious weed locations. The project shall
conform to the requirements of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
• Floodplain, Drainage and Wetland Assessments shall be performed and
documented in the form of reports and mitigation measures shall be
identified. Water surface profiles shall be developed for previously
undefined floodplains to define 100-year flood limits.
• ROW review shall be done in accordance with Title 23CFR. Use local
entity surveys, courthouse records, railroad right-of-way maps, and real
estate listings to compile information on neighborhood characteristics,
prime and unique farmlands, price ranges for land and improvements,
housing availability, minority percentages, utility easement usage
agreements, and parcel categories such as public owned, vacant, mixed
use, etc. Review the information and provide a summary of findings that
identify:
¾ number of parcel full takes and partial takes required for the project
improvements.
¾ possible problem areas.
¾ Acquisition cost estimates for each alternative.
¾ Relocation evaluation and cost for each alternative.
¾ Impacts on 4(f)/6(f) properties.
¾ Ownership maps.
¾ Land Use maps.
• Hazardous Materials shall be evaluated thru research and field
investigation, In-Situ Tests shall be conducted, and impacts shall be
analyzed and assessed.

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• Existing Structures and Facilities including roadway, railway, and utilities


shall be evaluated for Project impacts and merits.
• Rail Operational Analysis shall be performed.
• Economic effects of the Project alternatives on commercial and industrial
enterprises, employment, local tax base, regional earnings, etc. shall be
done on the Project area and surrounding area levels.
• Social considerations and Environmental Justice shall be evaluated to
make sure the Project alternatives will not adversely affect community
cohesion, safety and security, accessibility, health and environment, or
resources and will identify disproportionately high impacts to low-income
populations consistent with FHWA, FTA, and EPA guidelines.
• Cumulative Impacts of each proposed action by this and other projects on
resources, ecosystem and human community shall be evaluated for each
alternative.
• Identify all permits needed for construction of the Project.
Basic Engineering Deliverables for Environmental:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Submit the Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS).
• Submit the Final Environmental Impact Study (FEIS).
B. Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50% Design) for Environmental:
• Prepare Property Takes assessments (I and II).
• Define Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) through Phase II
Environmental Assessment.
Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50%) Deliverables for Environmental:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Submit Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (Phase II ESA).
• Environmental Best Management Practices (BMPs) shall be shown on the
applicable plans (civil, drainage, etc.)
C. Final 65% Design for Environmental:
• Analyze Noise and Vibration impacts during construction.
• Prepare De-watering and demolition Plans.
• Use RECs to aid design team on construction options.
Final 65% Design Deliverables for Environmental:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Might need to submit an Amended EIS due to significant changes in design.
D. Final 90% Design for Environmental:
• Develop the VCUP and other documents. A specific Voluntary Clean-Up
Plan (VCUP) shall be set up for each corridor, which will generate the MMP
and SAP. MMP and SAP will drive Soil Disposal Plan.
• Provide property take hazardous materials ID and demolition plans.
• Permit review with regulators.
• Prepare and submit the following Documents:
¾ Material Management Plan (MMP).
¾ Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP).

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¾ HASP, project wide.


¾ Air Quality Control plans.
¾ Water Quality Control plans.
¾ Prepare Erosion Control plans
¾ Wetland Assessment and Mitigation plans.
¾ Dust Control plan
Final 90% Design Deliverables for Environmental:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Submit the VUCP (including the MMP & SAP).
• Submit the HASP, Air Quality Control plans, Water Quality Control plans,
Erosion Control plans, Wetland Assessment and Mitigation plans, and the
Dust Control plans.
E. Final 100% Design for Environmental:
• Outline expectations of the construction contractor using a Materials
Management Plan.
• Submit the following permit applications and for approval:
¾ VCUP permit
¾ Discharge permit
• Provide time for permit reviews and regulatory reviews.
F. ROW and Property Acquisition:
The following tasks are dependent on RTD owning or leasing the
ROW/Property:
¾ Asbestos/Lead assessment and survey.
¾ Asbestos/Lead abatement plan.
¾ Asbestos/Lead abatement.
¾ Soil disposal plan.

5.3.5 Geotechnical Requirements

A. Basic Engineering (DEIS) for Geotechnical:


• Collect and review existing information on soil conditions and drillings from
previous projects and provide a document of findings.
• Provide conceptual design parameters as required.
• Finalize and prioritize plan for subsurface investigations. Guidelines for
geotechnical reports are provided in the RTD Bus Transit Facility Design
Criteria. Submit a scope of subsurface investigations.
• Obtain subsurface investigation permits, utility clearance and final boring
hole locations in the field prior to drilling. Provide copies of permits to RTD.
• Commence subsurface investigations (field engineer shall be on site at all
times during drilling operations). Copies of field records shall be provided
to RTD. Show locations of test bores on the drawings and send field
samples to laboratory to begin testing.
Basic Engineering Deliverables for Geotechnical:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:

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• Submit findings of the existing information and provide conceptual design


parameters as required.
• Submit copies of field records from subsurface investigations.
B. Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50% Design) for Geotechnical:
• Collect and review results of geotechnical investigations performed during
preliminary design/EIS phase. Summarize finding in the preliminary
geotechnical report.
• Install groundwater observation wells at selected boring locations
(coordinate with the Colorado Division of Water Resources) as required.
• Complete laboratory tests for soil and rock samples and include scour
analysis and submit copies of test results to RTD.
• Provide preliminary retaining wall and foundation recommendations, and all
required design parameters.
Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50%) Deliverables for Geotechnical:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Submit a preliminary geotechnical investigation report to summarize
geotechnical investigation and to include results of laboratory testing and to
provide structural design parameters and recommendations.
C. Final 65% Design for Geotechnical:
• Complete geotechnical investigations and include the findings in the final
geotechnical report.
• Complete and submit pavement designs per MGPEC standards including
alternatives for asphalt and concrete pavements.
• Provide boring logs on the 65% plans.
• Coordinate with structural engineer and provide final retaining wall and
foundation recommendations and all required design parameters.
• Consider constructability issues related to geotechnical aspects of project
and provide a summary of constructability concerns.
• Provide outline specifications for geotechnical requirements.
Final 65% Design Deliverables for Geotechnical:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Submit a final geotechnical investigation report.
D. Final 90% Design for Geotechnical:
• Verify results of subsurface investigations with completed design and make
any appropriate changes in the 90% submittal.
• Assist designer in completing summary of earthwork calculations for plans.
• Prepare a dewatering plan.
Final 90% Design Deliverables for Geotechnical:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Submit a Dewatering Plan
E. Final 100% Design:
• Review technical specifications for conformance with geotechnical
investigations and recommendations.

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• Provide recommendations for materials testing requirements for


construction phase.

5.3.6 Landscape Requirements

A. Basic Engineering (DEIS) through Final 100% Design for Landscaping:


• Landscape Requirements for each design phase shall be provided by and
coordinated with the Architectural and Landscape Architectural Department.

5.3.7 Roadway Requirements

A. Basic Engineering (DEIS) for Roadway:


• Geometric layouts shall be developed and submitted for the reasonable
alternatives, including horizontal and vertical alignment.
• Additional analysis as part of the roadway design includes plan and profile,
cross-sections at critical areas, and quantity calculations of major items
including earthwork.
• Consider roadside development elements including landscaping, sprinkler
systems, sound barriers, bike paths, and lighting, and include general
accommodations for these elements in the plans (no detailed design is
anticipated at this phase).
• Perform and submit a Traffic Study covering the reasonable alternatives.
Basic Engineering Deliverables for Roadway:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• There are no additional submittals required.
B. Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50% Design) for Roadway:
• Review traffic study performed during Basic Engineering (DEIS) phase.
• Assess Basic Engineering (DEIS) roadway plans and confirm
appropriateness or provide suggestion modifications.
• Review design criteria from local jurisdiction(s) and RTD and request
variances. If necessary, provide a written summary of major design criteria
utilized.
• Provide a summary of design controls (design speed, vehicles, roadway
classifications, traffic, level of service, etc.) for each roadway.
• Prepare typical roadway sections and calculate clear zone requirements.
Indicate these clear zone requirements on section drawings.
• Prepare and submit plan, profiles and cross sections for proposed roadway
improvements.
• Provide general layout for new traffic signals.
• Begin permit process for Access Permits.
• Determine the need for bike lanes along roadways and show on plan and
section drawings if applicable.
Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50%) Deliverables for Roadway:

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In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:


• There are no additional submittals required.

C. Final 65% Design for Roadway:


• Review final geotechnical report and incorporate necessary information into
the roadway pavement designs.
• Provide construction details for roadway elements.
• Coordinate with local jurisdiction for traffic signal timing and submit advance
traffic signal plans.
• Develop and submit general concepts for suggested construction phasing
and traffic control plans.
• Develop and submit general concepts for signing and striping plans.
• Coordinate roadway design with utility, lighting, drainage and other
disciplines and include existing and proposed facilities for utilities and
drainage on roadway profiles.
• Coordinate with trackwork designer on design of highway-rail and highway-
LRT/CRT grade crossings.
• Confirm roadway designs accommodate bus transit vehicles along bus
routes by analyzing bus turning templates autoturn simulation.
• Include design for roadway barriers (guardrail, etc.) where appropriate.
• Provide toes of slopes/fills on roadway plans. Coordinate with ROW where
permanent slopes/fills exceed available ROW.
• Coordinate with ROW for any temporary easements required to construct
roadway improvements and provide a list of these temporary easements to
RTD.
• Coordinate roadside pedestrian elements with landscape, sidewalk,
pedestrian lighting and trail designs.
• Where bike lanes are provided, design in accordance with AASHTO Guide
for the Development of Bicycle Facilities. Include bike lane designs in plans
and on cross sections.
Final 65% Design Deliverables for Roadway:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• There are no additional submittals required.
D. Final 90% Design for Roadway:
• Submit completed roadway and signing and striping plans.
• Submit completed suggested construction phasing and traffic control plans
and obtain approval from local jurisdiction.
• Review traffic study for compliance with project design including pavement.
• Provide calculations for engineering design of roadways. Provide
clarification if AASHTO standards are not met.
• Review design for conformance with MUTCD.
• Identify constructability issues related to roadway work and submit a written
summary listing any unresolved constructability issues to RTD.

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• Assure specifications cover how unsuitable subgrade is to be handled and


paid for.
• Complete MGPEC Form 9 for roadway pavements in coordination with the
geotechnical engineer.
Final 90% Design Deliverables for Roadway:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• There are no additional submittals required.
E. Final 100% Design for Roadway:
• Obtain final approvals from local jurisdictions on plans for roadways, traffic
signals and traffic control.

5.3.8 Station & park-n-Ride Requirements

A. Basic Engineering (DEIS) for Stations & park-n-Rides:


• Station / park-n-Ride design includes evaluation of the number of stations
and possible station locations. The design shall be integrated into the RTD
transit system and shall include the following attributes:
¾ Stations are designated for access by the public through walk-up, kiss-
n-Ride, or full park-n-Ride transition elements.
¾ Location shall be identified by street address and station points along
track route at beginning and end of platform.
¾ Size and design of Stations shall accommodate the length and needs of
the multi-car trains, determination of the train type, length, and station
size shall be determined during this early study.
¾ Type of platform, center loading, side loading or both, will determine
width of platform, including right-of-way limitations.
¾ Layout of platform shall be based on expected peak hour ridership.
¾ Platform Amenities relative to location and access by patrons.
¾ ADA and ambulatory accessibility along with emergency vehicle access,
minimum of two access points.
¾ Entry to the facilities shall be well defined for vehicle and pedestrian
access.
¾ Verify number of required parking spaces for each park-n-Ride.
• The design philosophies integrated into the design shall unify each corridor
through common theme, platform surface texture, materials, and shelters,
yet each facility should give a unique identity to the neighborhood it serves.
• Design shall include a ridership information center that would include Ticket
Vending Machines (TVM), route information, maps, overall RTD services
from the stations, public telephones, emergency call phones, newspaper
racks, etc. These elements should be conveniently located for passenger
access but shall not obstruct circulation to, from, or adjacent to loading
areas.
Basic Engineering Deliverables for Stations & park-n-Rides:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• There are no additional submittals required.

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B. Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50% Design) for Stations & park-n-Rides:


• Review local code requirements for parking, lighting, setbacks, etc. and
provide a summary of requirements.
• Confirm site boundaries and status of land plat. If site is unplatted, initiate
efforts to prepare a plat.
• Review existing easements within site and provide a list of any proposed
easements.
• Confirm horizontal and vertical datum used is consistent with trackwork,
drainage and other plans.
• If applicable, coordinate with plans for TOD near station and pnR.
• Verify number of required parking spaces and bus bays for each park-n-
Ride and provide a written summary.
• Review ADA requirements and provide for ADA accessible parking spaces
and accessible routes and label these on the plans.
• Provide for pedestrian connections and routes through the site and label
these on the plans.
• Coordinate with grading and drainage design for horizontal and vertical
layout of facility. Reserve space for stormwater detention and water quality
that may be required and show these spaces on the plans.
• Identify space within paved areas for snow storage.
• Confirm adequate circulation and geometry using turning templates or
AutoTURN simulations. For areas of concern, submit exhibits overlaying
turning movements and/or sites on the plans.
• Prepare and submit preliminary grading and drainage plans.
• Prepare and submit Preliminary Signing and Striping plans for the park-n-
Rides and stations and any at-grade crossing of the railway with roadways
or recreation/bike paths. The signing plan shall include directional as well
as regulatory signing.
• Prepare and submit preliminary lighting layout for park-n-Rides, station
platforms, and major structures.
• Coordinate with utility design to assure necessary utilities services are
available for the site and show these on the drawings.
Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50%) Deliverables for Stations & park-n-
Rides:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• There are no additional submittals required.
C. Final 65% Design for Stations & park-n-Rides:
• Verify number of required parking spaces and bus bays [per type of bus
and type of bus bay (ie. saw tooth or parallel)] for each park-n-Ride and
provide a written summary.
• Identify all existing and proposed easements on the plans.
• Prepare and submit a lighting photometric plan.
• Prepare and submit a list of items that do not meet RTD’s minimum design
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• Review ridership forecasts and prepare and submit NFPA 130 analysis for
platform sizing and emergency egress.
• Provide for circulation of emergency vehicles as required.
• Determine requirements for public pay phones and emergency telephones
and show these on the plans.
• If applicable, identify locations for art-n-Transit program and indicate these
locations on the plans.
Final 65% Design Deliverables for Stations & park-n-Rides:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• There are no additional submittals required.
D. Final 90% Design for Stations & park-n-Rides:
• Coordinate with other disciplines for any changes that would affect design
of station and pnRs.
• Verify number of required parking spaces and bus bays (per size and type)
for each park-n-Ride. Changes at this level may delay project schedule
and provide a final updated written summary.
• Prepare plans for submittal to local jurisdiction for approval. Within each
jurisdiction, various departments (planning, zoning, public works, etc.) may
have review authority.
• Select and provide details of the pavement design.
• Submit construction details for station and pnR elements, including
shelters, trash receptacles, lighting and benches.
• Obtain written approval from RTD for any items that do not meet RTD’s
minimum design criteria.
• Submit completed stormwater management plan (SWMP) to RTD and
submit permit application to State.
• Submit completed layout of site amenities for pnR and on station platforms.
• Determine whether any materials or equipment will be owner furnished or
owner installed and provide a written summary of these items.
• Submit a list of finalized temporary and permanent easements required for
construction to RTD’s property management.
• Identify location and provide details for RTD station signage.
Final 90% Design Deliverables for Stations & park-n-Rides:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• There are no additional submittals required.
E. Final 100% Design for Stations & park-n-Rides:
• Obtain approval from local jurisdictions on plans.
• File approved mylars with local jurisdictions as required.

5.3.9 Structures Requirements

A. Basic Engineering (DEIS) for Structures:


• Preliminary design shall be conducted to identify the general structural
solutions and the appropriate design criteria to meet the project’s

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requirements. Preliminary design shall be conducted as outlined below to


obtain a structure layout and type selection which achieves the project’s
objectives and minimizes revisions during the final design and construction
phases.
• Obtain structure site data including the following:
¾ Existing structures - when applicable, collect items such as existing
plans, as-builts, inspection reports, structure ratings, foundation
information, and shop drawings. A field investigation of existing
structures will be made, with notification of the Engineering Project
Manager.
¾ Typical roadway section; roadway plan and profile sheets showing all
alignment data, topography, and utilities.
¾ Participate in developing the project survey request.
¾ Initiate foundation investigation request as early in the preliminary
design phase as practical. Identify test hole request locations on a plan
along with project control line, stations, and coordinates, utilities, and
available general layout information for proposed structures.
¾ Preliminary drainage plan and hydraulics information.
¾ Preliminary geology / geotechnical information.
¾ Environmental constraints and right-of-way restrictions.
¾ Safety rail and fence types and lighting requirements.
¾ Conceptual recommendations for structure type and aesthetic features.
• Obtain and review the structure site data to determine the requirements that
will control the structure size, layout, type, and rehabilitation alternatives.
On a continuing basis provide data and recommendations to other
members of the design team (e.g., roadway, hydraulics, survey) to help
finalize the structure site data.
• Determine the structure layout alternatives. Determine the structure length,
width, and span configurations that satisfy all horizontal and vertical
clearance criteria. Working with the roadway designer, determine the
necessary length of walls, and the top and bottom of wall profiles.
• Determine the rehabilitation alternatives. Continued use of all or parts of
existing structures shall be considered as applicable. The structural and
functional adequacy of existing structures shall be investigated and
documented. Determine the modifications and rehabilitation necessary to
use all or parts of existing structures and the associated costs.
• Determine the structure type alternatives. Consider precast and cast-in-
place concrete and steel superstructures and determine the spans and
depths for each. For walls, determine the feasible wall types as discussed
in CDOT Bridge Design Manual Section 5.
• Determine the foundation alternatives. Consider piles, drilled shafts,
spread footings, and mechanically stabilized earth foundations based on
geology information from existing structures and early estimates from the
project geologist. To obtain supporting information, initiate the foundation
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• Develop the staged construction phasing plan, as necessary for traffic


control and detours, in conjunction with the parties performing the roadway
design and traffic control plan. The impact of staged construction on the
structure alternatives shall be considered and documented.
• Compute preliminary quantities and preliminary cost estimates as
necessary to evaluate and compare the structure layout, type, and
rehabilitation alternatives. Do not use square foot or relative cost estimates
to select the final structure layout and type; i.e., compute the bid item
quantities for the substructures and superstructures for each alternative and
determine the cost for each of them. Square foot and relative cost
estimates are to be used for conceptual design work only.
• Evaluate the structure alternatives. Establish the criteria for evaluating and
comparing the structure alternatives that encompass all aspects of the
project’s objectives. Elements typically considered include safety,
construction cost, constructability, life cycle costs (durability), environmental
considerations, aesthetics, in service maintenance and inspection, and the
ability to rehabilitate, widen and replace the new structure. Based on these
criteria, select the optimum structure layout, type, and rehabilitation
alternatives, as applicable, for recommendation. In the case of design-build,
select the set of suitable structure alternatives.
• Prepare and submit preliminary general layout for the recommended
structure. Prepare the structure layout in accordance with the CDOT
Bridge Detailing Manual. If required, obtain a structure number from Staff
Bridge to show on the layout. Special detail drawings shall accompany the
general layout where appropriate. Perform the independent design check
of the general layout.
• Prepare and submit a Bridge Hydraulics Report based on preliminary
hydrology, site review, meetings and coordination between bridge,
hydraulics, and geology engineers. The following topics shall be discussed
in the report:
¾ Type of structures that are appropriate and why
¾ Channel size
¾ Freeboard required
¾ Debris conditions, freeboard
¾ Possible pier locations
¾ Skew
¾ Scour
¾ Flow orientation
¾ Any other features or constraints that appear relevant
• Prepare a Structure Selection Report to document and obtain approval for
the preliminary structural design. This report shall summarize, justify, and
explain the site data used to select and lay out the structure including:
¾ Project site plan.
¾ Roadway vertical and horizontal alignments and cross sections at the
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¾ Existing structure data, including sufficiency rating.


¾ Utilities on, below, and adjacent to the structure.
¾ Hydraulics: channel size and skew, thalweg elevation, design year
frequency, minimum low girder elevation, design year and 500 year high
water elevations, estimated design year and 500 year scour profiles,
and channel scour protection.
¾ Environmental constraints.
¾ Preliminary geological information for structure foundations.
¾ Architectural requirements.
¾ Maintenance requirements.
¾ Construction phasing and traffic/detour during construction.
The report shall also include the structure layout and type selection process
including discussion of:
¾ Structure layout, type, and rehabilitation alternatives considered.
¾ Criteria used to evaluate the structure alternatives and how the
recommended structure was selected.
¾ Deviations from the project’s structural standards.
¾ Structural design criteria and design method to be followed.
¾ Detailed preliminary cost estimate.
• Obtain initial approval for the structure type selection and general layout,
and submit the general layout for inclusion in the preliminary design plans.
After the review of the preliminary design plans, the general layout shall be
revised as needed. Final approval from the Engineering Project Manager
of the revised general layout shall be obtained before proceeding to the
next phase of design.
Basic Engineering Deliverables for Structures:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Submit a copy of the site data obtained.
• Submit General Layout Plans for the structures.
• Submit a Bridge Hydraulics Report.
• Submit a Structure Selection Report.
B. Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50% Design) for Structures:
• Perform the required structural analysis, design, and check. Document the
work with design notes, detail notes and computer output. The project
structural engineer is responsible for the meaning and applicability of all
computer generated information.
• Update the general layout, as necessary, as final design information is
received from the other disciplines. Keep the design team apprised of any
changes. Obtain the final geotechnical and hydraulics reports early in the
design process.
• Prepare all detail drawings in accordance with RTD Design Criteria, CDOT
Bridge Detailing Manual and Bridge Design Manual. Obtain the current
standard worksheets and specifications from RTD and CDOT.

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• Prepare the special provisions applicable to the project. The project


structural engineer shall provide the special provisions applicable to the
structures.
• Compute the quantities and complete the summary of quantities.
Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50%) Deliverables for Structures:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• There are no additional submittals required.
C. Final 65% Design for Structures:
• Perform the required structural analysis, design, and check. Structural
plans and special provisions shall be submitted at the 65% level for review
and comment, addressing comments made at the 50% review.
Final 65% Design Deliverables for Structures:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• There are no additional submittals required.
D. Final 90% Design for Structures:
• Perform the required structural analysis, design, and check. Address 65%
review comments and revise structural plans and special provisions
accordingly.
Final 90% Design Deliverables for Structures:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• There are no additional submittals required.
E. Final 100% Design for Structures:
• After receiving the 90% review comments, the structural plans and special
provisions shall be revised as needed and submitted to inclusion in the
Final plan set
• Prepare Rating Packages in accordance with the CDOT Bridge Rating
Manual.
• Prepare Structure Field Packages in accordance with the CDOT Bridge
Detailing Manual.
• For each major structure, an independent set of the following items shall be
submitted to RTD’s Engineering Project Manager and CDOT Staff Bridge (if
CDOT is involved):
¾ A final submittal letter certifying that the structural plans and
specifications have been prepared in accordance with the current
design standards of RTD and CDOT.
¾ The complete set of final structural plans, special provisions, quantities
and estimates.
¾ The complete set of final design notes for each bridge, overhead sign
structure and retaining wall (including output from computer programs).
These notes shall include revisions reconciling any differences between
the original design, the independent design check and any design
changes resulting from subsequent reviews.
¾ The complete set of final independent design check notes for each
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¾ A Field Package for each bridge: The final set of the final quantity
calculations as described in the CDOT Bridge Detailing Manual, and a
copy of the geology report. When the project involves the replacement,
widening, or rehabilitation of an existing structure, the as-constructed
plans of the existing structure shall be included in the field package.
¾ A Rating Package for each bridge: Rating summary sheet for girders
and deck, rating information and hand calculation sheets, rating
computer output, and electronic copy of rating input file. Refer to the
CDOT Bridge Rating Manual for a description of these items.

If CDOT is not involved in the project, submit all required documents to


RTD and other participating agencies as directed by RTD’s Engineering
Project Manager.

5.3.10 Systems / Electrical / Mechanical Requirements

A. Basic Engineering (DEIS) for Systems / Electrical / Mechanical:


• SCADA, including central control, commuter rail operations maintenance
Facility and signals, and communications systems for LRT & CRT.
Coordinate with RTD to determine the optimal SCADA system for stations
and park-n-Ride alternatives.
• Make recommendations on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV),
passenger information system, emergency phones, and public
announcement (PA) systems at all station platforms, structures, and park-n-
Rides. Coordinate with RTD in locating the Central Control.
• Coordinate with RTD and recommended location and extent of signalized
territory, appropriate speed limits, and the number and location of crossings
needing gated protection.
• Make preliminary determination of the Automatic Block Signalization (ABS)
segmentation. Incorporate the location and type of switches consistent with
the Rail Operating Plan.
• For LRT, coordinate with RTD to determine the location of various Track-to-
Wayside Communications (TWC) and Automatic Trip Stop (ATS) functions.
• Prepare preliminary signals single line diagrams including grade crossings.
• Preliminary cost estimate shall include all signal system elements (signal
system, modification to the existing system and signal system elements to
include CTC or ABS, as appropriate).
Basic Engineering Deliverables for Systems/Electrical/Mechanical:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Provide…..
B. Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50% Design) for Systems / Electrical /
Mechanical:
• Traction Electrification Simulation (TES) Report.
• Preliminary Sectioning Diagram.

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• Crossover locations.
• Station locations
• Grade crossings.
Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50%) Deliverables for Systems / Electrical /
Mechanical:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Provide…..
C. Final 65% Design for Systems / Electrical / Mechanical:
• Need alignment frozen to proceed with Electrical / Mechanical / Systems
design work.
• Final TES confirmation.
• Traction Power Station locations need to be established with civil.
• Signal System Bloc diagrams with Signal House locations.
• Catenary Pole locations.
• Communications design and Communication House locations.
• Manholes and Handholds.
• Electrical requirements for park-n-Rides.
• Corrosion control / Cathodic protection designed for bridges, tunnels,
utilities, and other necessary facilities.
Final 65% Design Deliverables for Systems / Electrical / Mechanical:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Provide…..
D. Final 90% Design for Systems / Electrical / Mechanical:
• Full overhead catenary design.
• Coordination with Xcel for electrical feeds to Traction Power Stations and
other facilities.
• Corrosion control / Cathodic protection design finalized for bridges, tunnels,
utilities, and other necessary facilities.
Final 90% Design Deliverables for Systems / Electrical / Mechanical:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Provide…..
E. Final 100% Design for Systems / Electrical / Mechanical:
• Final 90% design comments are incorporated.

5.3.11 Trackwork Requirements

A. Basic Engineering (DEIS) for Trackwork:


• Geometric layouts should be developed for the reasonable alternatives,
including horizontal and vertical alignment. Horizontal and vertical designs
should optimize design speed.
• Additional analysis includes developing cross sections at critical areas,
minimum clearance calculations, required track centers, platform locations
for each station alternative, and quantity calculations of major items
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• Provide preliminary plans, profiles, typical sections, cross sections, and


cost estimates for trackway and stations for each alternative.
• Perform rail engineering analysis including ROW needs for each passenger
rail service alternative, platform locations for each station alternative,
interface with future rail alternatives, identification of all crossings of railroad
and roadway (and which crossings require modification), identification of
possible track siding locations, and identification of any freight rail tracks
adjacent to alignment.
• Trackwork design efforts shall focus on such issues as:
¾ Light/Commuter/Freight rail alignment interface.
¾ Mathematized horizontal/vertical centerline alignment.
¾ Required horizontal/vertical clearances.
¾ Station interface.
¾ Identification of specific construction methods preferred.
¾ Noise and vibration criteria for trackbed requirements.
¾ Optimized track layout to minimize slow speed curves.
¾ Confirmation of appropriate rail types and weights.
¾ Grading and drainage requirements.
¾ Evaluation of track materials.
• Submittals shall include typical sections, track alignment plans, key maps,
plans, profiles, cross sections, and cost estimate.
Basic Engineering Deliverables for Trackwork:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• There are no additional submittals required.
B. Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50% Design) for Trackwork:
• Perform any necessary revisions to the trackwork horizontal and vertical
layout design, add the special trackwork design, and verify clearances.
Document the work with design notes, detail notes and computer output.
The Engineer is responsible for the meaning and applicability of all
computer generated information.
• If design interfaces with a freight rail corridor, coordinate design with
appropriate freight rail owner and incorporate any freight rail modifications
into the design.
• Update the general layout, as necessary, as design information is received
from the other disciplines. Keep the design team apprised of any changes.
• Prepare any detail drawings required in accordance with RTD Design
Criteria. Obtain the current standard drawings and specifications from
RTD.
• Compute the quantities and complete the summary of quantities.
• Prepare a list of trackwork items that do not meet RTD’s minimum design
criteria.
• Submittals shall include typical sections, key maps, plans, profiles, cross
sections, special trackwork details, specifications outline, and cost estimate.
Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50%) Deliverables for Trackwork:

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In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:


• There are no additional submittals required.
C. Final 65% Design for Trackwork:
• Trackwork plans and specifications shall be submitted at the 65% level for
review and comment, addressing comments made at the 50% review.
• Perform any required revisions to the trackwork horizontal and vertical
layout design, special trackwork design, and verify clearances are still met.
Determine if platform locations are still appropriate for station design and
track layout. Examine at grade crossings to determine elevation, grade,
and cross-slope necessary for both trackway and roadway (prevent
roadway warping). Document the work with design notes, detail notes and
computer output.
• Update the general layout, as necessary, as design information is received
from the other disciplines. Keep the design team apprised of any changes.
• Verify horizontal and vertical alignment is coordinated with OCS, TPSS,
signal and signal house design. Verify required clearances to these items
are met.
• Prepare any detail drawings required in accordance with RTD Design
Criteria. Obtain the current standard drawings and specifications from
RTD.
• Compute the quantities and complete the summary of quantities.
• Prepare a list of trackwork items that do not meet RTD’s minimum design
criteria.
• If design interfaces with a freight rail corridor, verify that current design is
acceptable to freight rail owner and coordinate appropriate construction
activities/schedule with freight owner.
• Submittals shall include typical sections, track alignment plans (including
curve tables and special trackwork tables), key maps, plans, profiles, cross
sections, at-grade crossing details, special trackwork details, track charts,
specifications, and cost estimate.
Final 65% Design Deliverables for Trackwork:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• There are no additional submittals required.
D. Final 90% Design for Trackwork:
• Address 65% review comments and prepare and submit complete
trackwork plans and specifications for inclusion in the 90% design set.
• Perform any required revisions to the trackwork horizontal and vertical
layout design, special trackwork design, and verify clearances are still met.
Determine if platform locations are still appropriate for station design and
track layout. Determine if elevation, grade, and cross-slope of at-grade
crossings is still accurate. Verify that any tail tracks have the appropriate
length of tangent to accommodate calculated bumping post tangent
required. Document the work with design notes, detail notes and computer
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• Update the general layout, as necessary, as design information is received


from the other disciplines. Keep the design team apprised of any changes.
• Verify horizontal and vertical alignment is coordinated with OCS, TPSS,
signal and signal house design. Verify required clearances to these items
are met.
• Prepare any detail drawings required in accordance with RTD Design
Criteria. Obtain the current standard drawings and specifications from
RTD.
• Compute the quantities and complete the summary of quantities.
• Prepare a list of trackwork items that do not meet RTD’s minimum design
criteria and submit this list to the RTD Engineering Project Manager.
• If design interfaces with a freight rail corridor, verify that current design is
acceptable to freight rail owner and coordinate construction activities with
freight owner.
• Submittals shall include typical sections, track alignment plans (including
curve tables and special trackwork tables), key maps, plans, profiles, cross
sections, at-grade crossing details, trackwork and special trackwork details,
track charts, specifications, and cost estimate.
Final 90% Design Deliverables for Trackwork:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• There are no additional submittals required.
E. Final 100% Design for Trackwork:
• After receiving the 90% review comments, the trackwork plans and
specifications shall be revised as needed and submitted to inclusion in the
Final design set.
• In addition to the list of standard submittals listed in the general section, the
complete Field Package for trackwork shall also include typical sections,
track alignment plans (including curve tables and special trackwork tables),
key maps, plans, profiles, cross sections, at-grade crossing details,
trackwork and special trackwork details, track charts, specifications, and
cost estimate.

5.3.12 Traffic Requirements

A. Basic Engineering (DEIS) for Traffic:


• Obtain necessary data, accomplish necessary traffic counts, and develop
turning movement data (percentage of trucks, directional split) and make
projections at all road crossings of RTD facility.
• Review accident data and determine desirable safety improvements.
• Identify requirements for types of crossings (including grade separation, at-
grade, and road closures).
• Recommend appropriate geometry (number of auxiliary lanes, storage
lengths, intersection / interchange configuration alternatives, etc) based on
traffic projections data.

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• Develop conceptual signal plans for proposed ramp/arterial intersections.


• Develop detour alternatives using current traffic counts.
• Address traffic issues at park-n-Rides (# of parking spaces, circulation in
and out of facility, impacts to surrounding roadways, etc.)
• Proposed design shall be reviewed by CDOT and other local agencies for
compatibility with existing signing procedures, and by the PMT for
acceptance.
Basic Engineering Deliverables for Traffic:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• There are no additional submittals required.
B. Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50% Design) for Traffic:
• Submit updated the PE Traffic Study for final design efforts.
• The existing traffic analysis performed for the PE Traffic Study during the
EIS phase will be sufficient for all approvals regarding traffic impact and
access.
• Show designed auxiliary and turn lanes at intersections as shown in the
preliminary plans.
• Continue the traffic and street agency and public involvement process.
• Traffic Signal Timing and Phasing plans shall be developed by the
respective local agencies and/or CDOT. Coordinate with these agencies to
begin developing plans.
Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50%) Deliverables for Traffic:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Submit a Traffic Study on the overall impacts toe the project.
C. Final 65% Design for Traffic:
• Develop and submit suggested construction traffic control plans and traffic
detour plans in accordance to the MUTCD.
• Incorporate standard traffic signal timing and phasing plans and
specifications as provided by the respective local agencies into the project
plans submitted for 65% review.
Final 65% Design Deliverables for Traffic:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• There are no additional deliverables other than implementing the
requirements determined from the Traffic Study into the design and
showing them on the plan set drawings.
D. Final 90% Design for Traffic:
• Show Traffic Signal Cabinet locations and coordinations on the plans.
• Coordinate with the City and State on traffic control and detour plans and
include preliminary plans with the 90% submittal.
• Coordination with the City and State on signal timing and phasing plans and
include preliminary plans with the 90% submittal.
• Coordination with the City and State on signing and striping plans and
include preliminary plans with the 90% submittal.
Final 90% Design Deliverables for Traffic:

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In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:


• There are no additional submittals required.
E. Final 100% Design for Traffic:
• Submit final City and State approvals on traffic control and detour plans.
• Submit final City and State approvals on signal timing and phasing plans.
• Submit final City and State approvals for signing and striping plans.

5.3.13 Utility Requirements


The following definitions shall apply to all Utility work designed and/or
constructed for RTD projects:
• Utilities - shall include fiber optic communications, telephone
communications, cable television, electric transmission, electric distribution,
gas, petroleum, sanitary, steam, and water. A Utility is a privately, publicly
or cooperatively owned line, facility or system for producing, transmitting, or
distributing communications, cable television, power, electricity, light, heat,
gas, oil, crude products, water, steam, waste, or any other similar
commodity.
• Utility Structures – shall include electrical power plants and substations,
transmission towers, gas pressure stations, pump stations, large vaults and
buildings.
• Utility Appurtenances – shall include electric transformers (overhead and
pad mounted), fire hydrants, Utility poles, manholes, pedestals, valves,
valve boxes, meters, and Utility cabinets.
• Utility Matrix – Spreadsheet formatted by RTD and maintained and
continually updated by the Designer with new and revised information, as
such information becomes available, for each RTD project. The Matrix
documents and tracks the pertinent information for all utilities within the
project area. Tabulated information should include, but not limited to, the
following columns as applicable:
¾ General (Utility Type; Owner; Utility Conflict #)
¾ Location Horizontal & Vertical (Corridor Segment; Sheet #; Approx
Begin RTD STA; Approx End RTD STA; Nearest On Street; Nearest
Begin Street; Nearest End Street; Notes on Location; Encroachment,
Parallel, & or Xing to Proposed RTD Alignment; Enters Project Limit or
Not; OH or UG; Degree Angle Crossing RTD Tracks; Height if OH /
Depth if UP; Proposed Cut/Fill)
¾ Existing Utility Detail Information (Carrier Facility Size/Material/LF;
Encasement Size/Material/LF; Existing Structures & Appurtenances;
Asbestos or Not; Cathodic Protection or Not; Active, Abandoned,
Retired, Decommissioned, etc; Notes on Detail Information)
¾ Source of Utility Information (Prior Consultant Work / date; Utility Owner
Maps / date; Field Verified by Site Visit / date; One-on-One Meeting with
Utility Owner / date; Field Verification by Professional Field Survey /
date; Field Verified by Potholing / date)
¾ Action/Resolution (Action Needed: Protect-in-Place, Abandon, Encase,

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Remove, Relocate, None; Action Needed Due to Conflict With: Bridge,


Drainage, Track, Wall, etc; Action Description & Assumptions)
¾ Design (Designed by RTD / WO#; Designed by Utility Owner / Project
#; Estimated Design Start Date; Estimated Duration for Design; Status
of Design %; Design Comments)
¾ Construction (Constructed by RTD / WO#; Constructed by Utility Owner
/ Project #; Estimated Construction Start Date; Estimated Duration for
Construction; Status of Construction %; Construction Comments)
¾ Railroad Issues (RR MP; RR License Agreement Audit #; RR
Agreement Transferred to RTD or Not; Financial Responsibility Based
on RR Agreement)
¾ Property Interest (Existing; Proposed)
¾ Financial Amount (Financial Responsibility / RTD, Utility Owner, Both;
RTD $; Utility Owner $; Relocation Due to Others $; Year)
¾ Financial Changes ($, Reason)
¾ Exhibits (URA & Exhibit C / date sent, date executed; WO Exhibit D /
date executed; RTD License Exhibit E / date executed; UORIF Exhibit F
/ date executed; DRAL Exhibit H / date executed; CRAL Exhibit I / date
executed; Addendum Exhibit J)
• Utility Maps – Utility owner drawings collected from the different utility
companies that show existing utility owner facilities.
• Utility Base File – CADD file consisting of all Utilities drawn using standard
RTD utility line styles, colors, & levels/layers to identify each type of utility
(communications, electric, gas, sanitary, water, etc). All edits to existing
and proposed Utility linework shall be made to this Base file. This file is
referenced into sheet files to produce U-Sheets.
• U-Sheets – Plan Sheets and Plan & Profile sheets and part of the project
plan set consistent with the project scale, showing horizontal and vertical
information for all existing and proposed Utilities, Utility Appurtenances, and
Utility Structures. The drawings shall indicate type of utility (incorporated
into the line style in accordance to the RTD CADD Manual), size of facility,
whether utilities are OH or UG, the utility owner name, and all utility notes
describing the utility work to be done. The U-Sheets shall reference civil,
drainage, structural, and trackway base files so that in addition to showing
Utility lilnework, the drawings will also show the track alignment, stationing,
park-n-Rides, parking, drainage culverts, retaining walls, bridges, tunnels,
etc.
• One-on-One Meetings – Meetings held with Utility Owners to establish
existing utility information and to coordinate proposed resolutions. RTD
utility staff shall take the lead in conducting the One-on-One meetings. The
Utility Matrix and Utility Base File information shall be updated during these
meetings.
• Utility Relocation Agreement (URA) – A master agreement between RTD
and each Utility Owner for a given corridor that addresses the performance
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and responsibilities for performance and cost of Utility work. RTD will
typically prepare and execute these agreements.
A. Basic Engineering (DEIS) for Utilities:
• Document and submit a list of known utility owners for all Utilities within the
project study area including contact person’s names, addresses, office
numbers, cell numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses using UNCC
and other means.
• Contact utility owners for all Utilities in the project area to obtain utility maps
of their facilities within the proposed project study area. Coordinate initial
contact with RTD.
• Obtain utility maps from all utility owners identifying utilities located in the
project area. Requests and receipt of maps will be coordinated with RTD
Utility Engineer.
• Research license agreements that RTD or other Railroads have for utilities
located in the proposed project area. Document legal implications of these
agreements on the Utility Matrix.
• Identify all existing Utilities and Utility Structures within the project limits
encroaching, crossing, and parallel to the project corridor. Create a Utility
Base File showing these existing Utilities and input each utility along with
owner, location, size, material, and other important data to the Utility Matrix.
• Perform a drive-by Site Visit to become familiarized with the general project
area.
• Conduct a Utility specific Kick-Off meeting with all utility owners identified
within the project area.
• Determine if a Utility or a Utility Structure will affect the preferred alternative
and report to RTD.
• Determine large scale impacts on utilities based on preliminary knowledge
of the proposed project and summarize impacts in the Utility Matrix.
• Prepare U-Sheets showing all existing Utilities, Utility Appurtenances, and
Utility Structures within the project study area to be included in the Utility
Report.
• Develop and submit an Order of Magnitude cost estimate for utility work for
the project based on information obtained to date and summarize these
costs in the Utility Matrix.
Basic Engineering Deliverables for Utilities
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Submit a Finalized Utility Report including:
¾ Utility owner contact list.
¾ Draft Utility Matrix (including: General, Location (Horizontal), Existing
Utility Detail Information, Source Information, Railroad Issues).
¾ Colored U-Sheets.
¾ Order of Magnitude Cost Estimate.

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¾ Summary of existing Utilities and Utility Structures that potentially effect


the preferred alternative or result in any large cost impacts or schedule
delays.
• Submit, as part of the project plan set, Utility U-Sheets (Plan Sheets),
showing approximate horizontal locations of existing Utilities and related
information in accordance with RTD CADD standards.
• Submit the current Utility Base File to other discipline groups and verify that
Utilities are correctly shown on other discipline sheets (civil, drainage,
structural, and trackway, etc.).
B. Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50% Design) for Utilities:
• Review utility plans (CADD) and Utility Matrix to verify that utilities were
recorded accurately.
• Survey (Level B – Paint & Locate) existing underground and overhead
utilities including manholes rims, pipe inverts and sizes, elevations of
overhead lines at lowest sag point. Make sure survey resolves any
confusions or conflicts in existing utility information.
• Perform a thorough site visit. Walk thru the project corridor with a current
set of Utility drawings and the Utility Matrix and identify any specific areas
of confusion to be addressed with the survey and with utility owners.
Record which Utilities were field verified and add field notes to the Utility
Matrix.
• Update the Utility Matrix and Utility Base File to include the new information
gathered from the survey and site visit.
• Identify which existing utilities are likely to be in conflict with the project and
indicate these on the Utility Matrix.
• Contact each utility owner in the project area and set up One-on-One
meetings. Send a set of Utility Composite Maps to each utility owner and
ask them to review the Utility Composite Maps before the meeting, and to
bring any Utility Maps, as-built drawings, details on size, material, & depth
of each facility, and any property-rights documentation they may have.
• Conduct One-on-One meetings with utility owners. Confirm locations of
owner’s existing utility facilities. Discuss potential impacts with owner’s
facilities and potential resolutions, (ie. protect-in-place, abandon, adjust,
modify, relocated, etc.). Record information learned during these meetings
directly into Utility Matrix and Utility Base File.
¾ Verify with the utility owner that their existing utility facility is shown
accurately on the Utility Base File.
¾ Record horizontal and vertical locations, size and material (esp.
asbestos pipes) of existing facilities according to owners.
¾ Determine if utility owners have plans to remove or abandon any
existing utilities, and if they have plans for future new installations prior
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¾ Determine from utility owners documents how their existing utility


facilities are accommodate in its existing location (easement, permit,
public ROW, etc).
¾ Identify which existing utilities shall remain protected in place, which
shall be removed and relocated, and which shall be abandoned in place
and reflect these resolutions on the Utility Matrix and Base File.
¾ Negotiate roles and responsibilities on relocating existing utilities.
Establish who will design and who will construct each relocated,
modified, abandoned, etc. utility.
¾ Identify all relocations that can occur before the proposed construction
project and which relocations need to take place during the proposed
construction project.
¾ Discuss project needs for new utilities (power sources, water line, etc).
¾ Identify environmental impacts for existing utilities and proposed
relocations. Discuss who will be responsible to mitigate the
environmental impact (including design, implementation, & financial
responsibilities).
¾ Discuss durations for design and construction of relocations.
¾ Determine if any Utilities have seasonal restrictions and show this
information on the Utility Matrix.
¾ Obtain standards and specifications for utility relocations that will be
designed by RTD design Consultants.
¾ Perform site visits with utility owners as needed to resolve relocation
issues.
¾ Identify pothole needs.
• Prepare pothole plan, pothole & survey.
• Update Utility Base File & Utility Matrix based on information obtained
during One-on-One meetings and assign conflict #s to each Utility.
• Coordinate with Utility Owners & RTD’s ROW department to identify
property acquisitions, easements, and right-of-way changes that may be
required to accommodate proposed relocations. Begin coordinating with
Utility Owners and RTD’s ROW department on efforts to acquire necessary
property and easements required for relocations. Include this information in
the Utility Matrix and reference the current ROW Base File to the Utility
drawings to show this information. Provide this information to the RTD
ROW manager.
• Coordinate with RTD’s Environmental group to identify any environmental
impacts related to utilities and include this information in the Utility Matrix
and show of the drawings.
• Begin preparing URAs.
Advanced Preliminary Engineering (50%) Deliverables for Utilities:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Submit the updated Utility Matrix (including: General, Location (Horizontal &
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Action/Resolution, Railroad Issues, Financial Amount) with assigned


conflict #s.
• Submit, as part of the project plan set, Utility U-Sheets (Plan Sheets),
showing final surveyed horizontal locations of existing Utilities, preliminary
horizontal locations of proposed resolutions including relocation locations,
conflict numbers, construction notes, and all other related information in
accordance with RTD CADD standards.
• Submit the current Utility Base File to other discipline groups and verify that
Utilities are correctly shown on other discipline sheets (civil, drainage,
structural, and trackway, etc.).
• Submit a copy of the 50% plan set to Utility Owners for review and
comment and copy RTD on the submittal. When utility owners comment,
submit a copy of utility owner comments to RTD.
C. Final 65% Design for Utilities:
• Perform final subsurface utility engineering as required to facilitate critical
design issues including completion of any remaining survey and pothole
work. Provide records of all collected data to RTD.
• Prepare Utility plan sheets showing all existing Utilities and all proposed
resolutions of Utility impacts including where the utility will be relocated,
utility notes needed to construct the work, and indicate who will be doing
the construction (contractor or Utility Owner).
• Prepare Profiles, for each Utility relocation and modification, showing the
existing, abandon, and proposed utilities and locations of drainage and
irrigation facilities, track and structures.
• Review all plan sheets to determine if there are any interdisciplinary
conflicts and for constructability and determine whether any of the utility
conflicts can be eliminated or reduced.
• Add any utility owner notes or special notes to the plan sheets needed to
assist the contractor in constructing the proposed project.
• Review other disciplinary sheets to verify that the existing, abandoned, and
proposed Utilities are shown correctly on the respective discipline sheets.
• Identify required power sources for traction power station, LRT stations,
parking garages, irrigation controllers, platform & parking lot lighting, traffic
signals and any other equipment that requires electrical feeds and show
these on the plans.
• Identify locations for water taps and sanitary sewer facilities and show
these on the plans.
• Meet with Utility Owners as required to finalize design effort coordination
and to discuss any changes to the project that may affect their facilities.
May also need to schedule several utility companies in the same meeting to
coordinate construction phasing.
¾ Provide information to the utility owners as required for them to
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¾ Obtain any remaining documentation from utility owners that shows real
property interest for existing utilities.
¾ Make final determination of roles and responsibilities for design and
construction between RTD and the Utility Owner.
¾ Begin utility relocation design for early action utility relocations.
¾ Begin talks on how Utility relocations will have to be coordinated with
other discipline construction work and the overall project.
¾ Schedule early action relocation construction.
¾ Finalize Utility construction sequencing.
• Continue coordinating with Utility Owners and RTD’s ROW department on
efforts to acquire necessary property and easements required for
relocations and include this information in the Utility Matrix and reference
the current ROW Base File to the Utility drawings to show this information.
Provide this information to the RTD ROW manager.
• Coordinate with RTD’s Environmental group to address any environmental
impacts related to utilities.
• Begin executing URAs.
• Prepare and process Work Orders for early Utility Relocations.
Final 65% Design Deliverables for Utilities:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Submit the updated Utility Matrix (including: General, Location (Horizontal &
Vertical), Existing Utility Detail Information, Source of Utility Information,
Action/Resolution, Design, Railroad Issues, Property Interests, Financial
Amount, Exhibits).
• Submit, as part of the project plan set, Utility U-Sheets (Plan Sheets and
Plan & Profile Sheets), showing final surveyed horizontal locations of
existing Utilities, final horizontal and vertical locations of proposed
resolutions including relocation locations, conflict numbers, construction
notes, general Utility note sheets, and all other related information in
accordance with RTD CADD standards.
• Submit the current Utility Base File to other discipline groups and verify that
Utilities are correctly shown on other discipline sheets (civil, drainage,
structural, and trackway, etc.).
• Submit a copy of the 65% utility designs to appropriate Utility Owners for
review and comment and copy RTD on the submittal. When utility owners
comment, submit a copy of utility owner comments to RTD.
D. Final 90% Design for Utilities:
• Add a list of the contact person’s name, address, office number, cell
number, and email address for each utility in conflict with the project to the
General Notes section of the Plan Set or to the Utility Specifications.
• Place all utility owner notes on the utility notes sheet and any special note
about a utility needs on the specific plan sheet.
• Show all early relocated utilities as existing utilities on the plan and profile
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• Delete all Utilities that have been removed as part of the early relocation
construction from the final set of plans.
• Make final changes and updates to the plans, profiles, cross sections, and
estimate for Utility rlated issues.
• Issue DRALs (Design Relocation Acceptance Letters) when all Work
Orders have been executed and the set of plans are ready for
advertisement.
• Coordinate with RTD’s ROW department to finalize any property
acquisitions, right-of-way changes, and easements needed for proposed
Public Utility relocations and include this information in the Utility Matrix and
show on the drawings. Provide this information to the RTD ROW manager.
• Finalize coordinate with RTD’s Environmental department for Utility related
issues and include this information in the Utility matrix and show on the
drawings. Provide this information to the RTD Environmental manager.
• Finish executing URAs .
• Prepare and process Work Orders for Utility Relocations.
Final 90% Design Deliverables for Utilities:
In addition to the General submittal requirements listed in this procedure:
• Submit the updated Utility Matrix (including: General, Location (Horizontal &
Vertical), Existing Utility Detail Information, Source of Utility Information,
Action/Resolution, Design, Construction, Railroad Issues, Property
Interests, Financial Amount, Financial Changes, Exhibits).
• Submit, as part of the project plan set, Utility U-Sheets (Plan Sheets and
Plan & Profile Sheets), showing final surveyed horizontal locations of
existing Utilities, final horizontal and vertical locations of proposed
resolutions including relocation locations, casing design, cathodic
protection, utility structure and appurtenance designs, etc., the vertical
location shown in profile of all crossing facilities (drainage, structures, etc.)
for each relocation design, conflict numbers, construction notes, general
Utility note sheets, and all other related information in accordance with RTD
CADD standards.
• Submit the current Utility Base File to other discipline groups and verify that
Utilities are correctly shown on other discipline sheets (civil, drainage,
structural, and trackway, etc.).
• Submit a copy of the 90% utility designs to appropriate Utility Owners for
review and comment and copy RTD on the submittal. When utility owners
comment, submit a copy of utility owner comments to RTD.
E. Final 100% Design for Utilities:
• Submit a final set of plans to each utilities owner with utility conflicts in the
project area.
• Execute all remaining Work Orders and URAs.
• File all Signed URAs (Utility Relocation Agreements) with RTD’s Document
Control.

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6.0 ATTACHMENTS

None

7.0 APPROVAL

Revision Level: Approved By: Signature Date


Major Revision John Shonsey, Senior Manager
Engineering
Minor Revision Henry Stopplecamp,
Engineering Technical Services
Manager

8.0 REVISION RECORD

Revision Level Revision Date Summary Approval Date


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