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2020-09-29 - Agendas - FinalCITY OF _! FAYETTEVILLE ARKANSAS MEETING AGENDA City Council Transportation Committee Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6 pm or Immediately Following Agenda Session NOTICE: THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY WITH NO PHYSICAL LOCATION TO ATTEND VIDEO CONFERENCING BY ZOOM WILL BE USED FOR THIS MEETING. INSTRUCTIONS FOR LOGGING INTO ZOOM ARE ON PAGE 2. Members: Matthew Petty, Chairperson; Sarah Marsh; Sarah Bunch; Kyle Smith City Staff: Chris Brown, City Engineer; Terry Gulley, Transportation Director Agenda: 1. Old Business: None. 2. New Business: A. SHILOH DRIVE/FULBRIGHT EXPRESSWAY INTERCHANGE: Review of alternatives for improvements at Shiloh Drive and the Fulbright Expressway. Previous designs for a roundabout and relocation of the interchange to the east were deemed too costly; alternatives to be presented include a roundabout at the current interchange location and signalization of both the interchange and the intersection of Shiloh Drive and Steele Blvd. 3. Reports: A. Slow Streets Program B. Transportation Bond Program Update C. Transportation Division Workplan Update 4. Adjourn Mailing Address: 113 W. Mountain Street www.fayetteville-ar.gov Fayetteville, AR 72701 CITY OF FAYETTEIL- ARKAN8A8 City Council Transportation Committee September 29, 2020 6:00 PM or Immediately Following City Council Agenda Session Virtual Meeting Participation Opportunities By PC, Mac, iOS Whone), or Android: Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN F0DXxIydQKGRC0YN-f51BA Meeting ID: 953 1636 8952 Use full name as screen name Join by phone only, toll -free: +1 (877) 853-5257 +1 (888) 475-4499 When prompted for Meeting ID: 953 1636 8952 # If you do not have a Participant Number: press # To comment: Use "Raise hand" function when comment for an item is requested For phone, raise hand to be recognized with *9 P-Fone numbers used to dial in to meeting will e masked or privacy All participants will be muted automatically when joining the meeting NEW TO ZOOM? Watch tutorial videos at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us ►i CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE ARKANSAS CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE TRANSPORTATION BOND PROGRAM PROGRESS REPORT — SEPTEMBER 2020 The Transportation Bond Program consists of projects that will be designed, contracted, and administered by City Staff or consultants/contractors working for the City. A summary of the status of all projects in the program follows below. Funding for the Bond Program includes $36 million in bonds for the first phase of the program. 1) RUPPLE ROAD (TANYARD DR. TO WEIR RD.) Project Summary • Completion of the last missing segment of Rupple Road. • Improvements include 4 travel lanes, a center median, sidewalk on the east side, a 12' wide multi -use trail on the west side, storm sewer, lighting and street trees. • This portion of the project is being constructed as a cost -share between the City and the developer of the Magnolia Park Subdivision. a. Phase 1 — Cost Share This portion of the project is being constructed as a cost -share between the City and the developer of the Magnolia Park Subdivision. • Recent Actions: 1. Cost share in the amount of $2,295,267.72 was approved at the 10/18/18 City Council meeting. 2. Construction began in November 2019 and was scheduled to be completed in July 2020. 3. Waterline installation is complete. 4. Aggregate base has been installed. • Upcoming Activities: 1. Curb and gutter installation. b. Phase 2 — City Portion This portion of the project is fully funded by the City and was bid as a separate project. This portion of the work will connect Phase 1 to both the east and west sections of Weir Road. • Recent Actions: 1. City Council approved the design contract with Crafton Tull and Associates in July 2019. 2. Final design was submitted to the City at the end of January 2020. 3. Bid opening was March 11, 2020. Emery Sapp and Sons was the low bidder. 4. City Council approved the construction contract with Emery Sapp and Mailing Address: 113 W. Mountain Street Fayetteville, AR 72701 www.fayetteville-ar.gov Sons on April 7, 2020. 5. A contract amendment with Crafton, Tull and Associates was approved by the city council for construction phase engineering services on May 19t" 6. A notice to proceed for construction was issued for 6/6/20 and work has begun. 7. Waterline installation is complete. 8. Some of the aggregate base has been installed. Upcoming Activities: 1. Completion of the aggregate base installation. 2. Curb and gutter installation. 2) ZION ROAD PHASE II (VANTAGE DR TO CROSSOVER RD) a. Project Summary/Status • Improvements include 2 travel lanes, a center turn lane, sidewalk on the south side, a 10' wide trail on the north side, storm sewer, lighting and street trees. b. Recent Actions: • City Council approved the design contract amendment with McClelland Consulting in July 2019. • City Council approved a contract amendment to add lighting and street trees to the project design on January 7, 2020. • Plans are complete. • Land acquisition was finalized in May 2020. • A bid opening was held on June 24, 2020. Tri Star Contractors, LLC was the low bidder. This was approved by the city council at the July 21, 2020 council meeting. • A pre -construction conference was held on September 23rd • A notice to proceed was issued and time began on the project starting September 19t" c. Upcoming Activities: • A construction schedule will be submitted by the contractor. • Completion of construction is expected in January 2022. 3) STEAMBOAT / DOROTHY JEANNE CONNNECTION a. Project Summary/Status • This project is being designed in-house by the City Engineering Division. • Improvements include 2 travel lanes, sidewalk on the south/east side, a 10' wide trail on the north/west side and street trees. b. Recent Actions: • Land acquisition is complete. • Design and land acquisition are 100%. • A bid opening was held on May 28, 2020. Sweetser Construction was the low bidder. • Earthwork is underway. c. Upcoming Activities: • Construction is expected to be complete by January 2021. 4) SHILOH DR. / FULBRIGHT EXPRESSWAY INTERSECTION a. Project Summary/Status 0 Improvements include the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Steele and Shiloh with on and off ramps to the Fulbright Expressway. The existing on and off ramps are proposed to be removed with this project. b. Recent Actions: • City Council approved the design contract with Garver Engineers in September 2019. • Surveys and the traffic study have been developed. • Correspondence with ArDOT concerning the proposal. • The conceptual design was submitted to the City for review along with the traffic study. • The traffic study, report and conceptual plans were submitted to ArDOT for review. c. Upcoming Activities: • Engineering staff is working with Garver to reduce the scope of the work and to bring the costs of the project down. Options have been developed and will be presented to the Transportation Committee for consideration. 5) CENTER / HARMON INTERSECTION a. Project Summary/Status • Improvements include widening to accommodate turn lanes, sidewalks on the south side, multi -use trail on the north and west sides, installation of a traffic signal, and pedestrian accommodations. b. Recent Actions: • City council approved the design contract with McClelland Engineers in November 2019. • 30% conceptual plans were submitted and reviewed in January 2020. • 60% Design Plans were submitted on May 15, 2020. Plans were reviewed and comments sent to MCE. • Land acquisition is underway. • 95% plans were submitted on September 181n c. Upcoming Activities: • City review of the 95% plans. Comments will be sent to MCE for revisions. • Land acquisition continues. 6) MIDTOWN CORRIDOR a. Project Summary/Status • The corridor improvements include the evaluation of the on and off ramp intersection of 149 at Porter Road, street , bicycle and pedestrian improvements along Porter, Deane and Sycamore to the Razorback Greenway, and the Mid -town Trail from the Razorback Greenway to College Avenue. The specific cross sections will be determined in the conceptual phase of the design. b. Recent Actions: • City council approved the design contract with Olsson in November 2019. • Survey work has been underway. • Design charette was held March 11th and 12' at the Methodist Church at the corner of Garland and Sycamore. • The consultant has submitted the 30% conceptual design. Staff has provided comments to Olsson. c. Upcoming Activities: • The trail alignment through Tri-Cycle Farms will be evaluated. • 60% Plans for the Sycamore portion will be developed. 7) SAIN STREET EXTENSION (JOYCE BLVD TO FLYOVER) a. Project Summary/Status • This project was recently selected for federal STP-A funding. The funding is for planning, design, and environmental review of a connection between Vantage Drive and Sain Street, including a connection to the flyover bridge at 71 B and the Fulbright Expressway. Burns & McDonnell is the design consultant. b. Recent Actions: • 8 of the 9 properties needed for construction have been acquired by the City, • A Right of Entry For Construction has been granted by the U of A for the 9t" property, so all the needed property rights have been acquired for construction. • The FHWA has obligated $4,500,000 of Federal -aid funding for the construction of Sain Street. • On September 3rd, the Mayor sent a letter to ARDOT requesting approval to proceed with advertisement of the project for bids. c. Upcoming Activities: • Approval from ARDOT to proceed with advertisement of this project for bids. 8) MAPLE ST. CYCLE TRACK a. Project Summary/Status • This project will include street improvements and the creation of a bicycle corridor between the Razorback Greenway and Garland Ave. along the south side of Maple St. Major project elements include construction of a 2-way cycle track along the south side of Maple St., signalization at Gregg Ave. and Maple St., storm drainage and new sidewalks along both sides of Maple St. between Gregg Ave. and Garland Ave. b. Recent Actions: • Meetings with the U of A to discuss the plan updates and funding. c. Upcoming Activities: • Request has been made for matching private grant funding for construction. • Emery Sapp and Sons was selected as the construction manager. Contract negotiations have begun with the intent of presenting the proposed contract for preconstruction services at the September 15 City Council meeting. • Construction planned for February of 2021. 9) 15t" ST. / RAZORBACK RD. INTERSECTION a. Project Summary/Status • This project is being designed in-house by the City Engineering Division. • Improvements include an additional lane on the eastern leg of the intersection to provide a dedicated left-hand turn lane. The intersection will be signalized with pedestrian accommodations. Sidewalks will be included on both the north and south sides of 151" Street for the length of the project. b. Recent Actions: • Plans are at 90% design. • Plans have been submitted to the railroad to coordinate the design of the railroad modifications. 0 • Review comments were received from ArDOT in mid -June. c. Upcoming Activities: • Plan revisions will be submitted to ArDOT for their second review. • Railroad agreement will be developed. 10) HIGHWAY 71 B CORRIDOR a. Project Summary/Status • Improvements to these corridors could include striping, widening and/or narrowing of the roadway, utility relocation (including burial of overhead utilities), sidewalk/trail installation, accommodations for transit systems, elimination or reconfiguration of driveways, additional traffic signals, medians, plazas, art installations, lighting, wayfinding, protected intersections, parking, LID stormwater strategies and other corridor improvements to be identified in the design process. b. Recent Actions: Engineering selection committee was held on March 5, 2020. Consultants were selected for the Archibald Yell Safety Improvements project and the Appleby/Plainview/Rolling Hills Connection project. Two consultants were selected to be interviewed for the remaining Highway 71 B projects. Garver Engineers was selected for the design Design contract with Garver Engineers was approved at the July 7, 2020 city council meeting. A design kick-off meeting was help with staff and Garver Engineers on July 30th c. Upcoming Activities: • Traffic studies and conceptual designs are underway. 11) APPLEBY / PLAINVIEW / ROLLING HILLS CONNECTION a. Project Summary/Status • This project includes an extension of Rolling Hills Drive into the Fiesta Square Shopping Center, a direct connection from Appleby Road to Rolling Hills and an extension of Plainview Drive south into the Fiesta Square Shopping Center. These streets will all intersect at a roundabout on the east side of the shopping center. b. Recent Actions: • Engineering selection committee was held on March 5, 2020. Garver Engineers was selected for the design of this project. • The design contract was approved the City Council at the June 4, 2020 council meeting. • A design kick-off meeting was held with Garver on June 18, 2020. c. Upcoming Activities: • The traffic study and survey work has begun. • Conceptual design is scheduled to be completed by the end of September 2020. 12) ARCHIBALD YELL BLVD. SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS a. Project Summary/Status • The goals of this project include providing safe pathways for pedestrians to cross Archibald Yell Blvd., increasing safety at the College Ave./Rock St./Archibald Yell Blvd. intersection, and providing space for pedestrian and bicycle facilities along Archibald Yell Blvd. b. Recent Actions: • Engineering selection committee was held on March 5, 2020. Garver Engineers was selected for the design of this project. • The design contract was approved the City Council at the June 4, 2020 council meeting. • A design kick-off meeting was held with Garver on June 18, 2020. c. Upcoming Activities: • The traffic study and survey work has begun. • Conceptual design is scheduled to be completed by the end of September 2020. 13) ROLLING HILLS IMPROVEMENTS (COLLEGE TO OLD MISSOURI) a. Project Summary/Status • Improvements include street narrowing with new curb and gutter, storm sewer, mini -roundabouts, and bicycle/pedestrian facilities. b. Recent Actions: • Garver Engineers was selected as the design engineer for this project. c. Upcoming Activities: • Staff is working with Garver to develop a scope and contract that will be sent to the City Council for approval. 14) JOYCE BLVD. SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS a. Project Summary/Status • Safety improvements to Joyce Blvd. between Vantage Dr. and Old Missouri Rd. Specific improvements will be identified by a study of the corridor to identify mechanisms and causes of crashes in the area. A turn lane will be investigated as a solution, but other solutions will be considered as well. b. Recent Actions: c. Upcoming Activities: • Design is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2021. 15) NORTH ST. / MISSION BLVD. CORRIDOR STUDY a. Project Summary/Status • Garland Ave. to Gregg Ave. — Pedestrian improvements to connect retail and restaurant areas on Garland Ave. to residential areas and the Razorback Greenway. Pedestrian safety improvements at the Garland/North intersection. • Highway 71 B (College Ave) Intersection — Left turn lane for west bound traffic east of 71 B and signalization upgrades to reduce congestion. • Highway 71 B to Mission Blvd. — Pedestrian improvements and intersection improvements at Hillcrest. • Mission Blvd. to Old Wire Rd. — Additional lane for vehicles turning right on North St. with pedestrian and bicycle accommodations. b. Recent Actions: • Selection of Crafton Tull for design of North Street/Mission Blvd intersection and trail along Mission Blvd. This project will be partially funded with Trail Bond funding. • A design contract with Crafton, Tull and Associates was approved at the July 7, 2020 city council meeting. • Selection of McClelland Consulting Engineers for the overall corridor study. c. Upcoming Activities: • Survey work has begun for the North/Mission intersection • Staff is working with MCE to develop a scope and contract for the overall corridor that will be sent to the City Council for approval. 16) OLD WIRE RD. CYCLE TRACK (EXTENSION) a. Project Summary/Status • An extension of the cycle track completed in 2019. This project will extend from Gulley Park to the Old Wire/Old Missouri intersection where it will turn north and continue to the intersection with Rolling Hills Drive. • The design will include curb and gutter, a 4' stamped concrete median, a 9.5' wide cycle track and an elevated 5' sidewalk adjacent to the cycle track. b. Recent Actions: • Field survey is complete. c. Upcoming Activities: • Design is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2021. 17) PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE / OVERLAYS a. Project Summary/Status • Allocation of $2.7 million in additional funds for pavement maintenance and overlays, to be selected based on results of a pavement inventory. b. Recent Actions: 5.1 Miles of overlays have been completed to date in 2020. $1,024,162.62 of the $2,700,00 has been spent or encumbered to date in 2020. 18) TRAFFIC SIGNAL HARDWARE / UPGRADES a. Project Summary/Status • Allocation of $1.4Million in additional funds for the upgrade of signal controllers and equipment citywide as necessary so that all intersections are using the same hardware and software. b. Recent Actions: • 49 of 109 signal controllers have been upgraded to date. • $721,500 of the $1,400,000 has been spent or encumbered to date.