Litchfield-Park
AZ

Action Item
1967

Multi Use Pathway

Information

Department:Engineering DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Agreement

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. ADOT Amendment No. One to IGA

Financial Impact

The total estimated City funds for construction are $18,963. The City would be responsible for additional amounts incurred by ADOT and for construction costs in excess of $313,725

Body

Recommended Motion:

APPROVE AMENDMENT NO. ONE TO THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (ADOT) REGARDING CONSTRUCTION OF MULTI-USE PATHWAY ON  LITCHFIELD ROAD FROM BIRD LANE TO CAMELBACK ROAD.

Background/Discussion:

The original Intergovernmental Agreement with ADOT provides for the design, construction, and construction management of a multi-use pathway on Old Litchfield Road from Bird Lane to Fairway Drive for a distance of approximately one-half mile.  During the design phase, it was determined that the construction of the pathway between the two rows of palm and orange trees would have significant impacts on the trees.  The City decided to cancel that project and requested the Maricopa Association of Governments to change the project’s limits to the east side of Litchfield Road from Bird Lane to Camelback Road.  That request was approved by the Regional Council on January 25, 2017.

In December 2016, the City requested additional federal funds for this project’s construction through the Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Closeout Programming administered by Maricopa Association of Governments.  That request was approved by the Regional Council on February 22, 2017 allocating an additional $99,814 for the project construction.

The proposed Amendment No. One amends the original Intergovernmental Agreement to incorporate the two items as described above.

As a result of this amendment, the federal government would pay $313,725 for construction, which is 94.3 percent of estimated construction costs. 

 

The City would pay:

·              $18,963, which consists of 5.7 percent of total estimated construction costs.

·              The costs incurred by ADOT in excess of the estimated construction costs and ADOT’s construction engineering costs.

·              Construction costs not covered by the federal funds.

Staff believes Amendment No. One to the original Intergovernmental Agreement would provide significant benefits to the City by providing for a multi-use pathway along the busiest road in the City and by furthering the goal of the City to provide for a pedestrian-friendly pathway system throughout the City.

Amendment No. One to the original Intergovernmental Agreement has been reviewed by the City Attorney.

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of Amendment No. One to the original Intergovernmental Agreement with Arizona Department of Transportation for construction of a multi-use pathway on Litchfield Road from Bird Lane to Camelback Road.

 

 

Meeting History

Mar 15, 2017 7:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

Mr. Scoutten provided a brief background on the Amendment No. 1 to the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) regarding construction of a Multi-Use Pathway on Litchfield Road from Bird Lane to Camelback Road. He explained it changed the location from West of Litchfield Road to East of Litchfield Road and it added $99,814.00 in Federal Grant funding.

Vice Mayor Faith asked if the proposed project from Fairway Lane to Wigwam Boulevard was a dead issue and if this encompassed an island in the middle of the road. Mr. Scoutten explained that was a different project. Mayor Schoaf interjected regarding Fairway to Wigwam and stated we were not certain of the use for the empty land and did not wish to spend money to place a walkway that may have to be moved in six months to a year.

Council Member Mahoney asked how wide the Multi-Use Pathway was expected to be. Mr. Scoutten noted the walkway would be eight feet wide and have a three foot separation between it and Litchfield Road.

MOVE TO APPROVE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE IGA WITH ADOT REGARDING CONSTRUCTION OF MULTI-USE PATHWAY ON LITCHFIELD ROAD FROM BIRD LANE TO CAMELBACK.

RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Jeff Raible, Council Member
SECONDER:Peter Mahoney, Council Member
AYES:Tom Schoaf, Paul Faith, Jeff Raible, Peter Mahoney
ABSENT:Ann Donahue, Tim Blake, John Romack

Discussion