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File #: 15-16473    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Business Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/15/2021 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 10/11/2021 Final action:
Title: Municipal Agreement for the W.T. Harris Boulevard Multi-Use Path Project from The Plaza to Grier Road
Attachments: 1. WTHarris_ThePlazaToGrier - Map, 2. WTHarris_ThePlazaToGrier - Resolution, 3. Budget Ordinance
Title
Municipal Agreement for the W.T. Harris Boulevard Multi-Use Path Project from The Plaza to Grier Road

Action
Action:
A. Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a Municipal Agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to accept Surface Transportation Block Grant funds in the amount of $1,229,000 for the W.T. Harris Boulevard multi-use path project from The Plaza to Grier Road, and

B. Adopt a budget ordinance appropriating $1,229,000 in Surface Transportation Block Grant funds from the North Carolina Department of Transportation for engineering, right-of-way, and construction of the W.T. Harris Boulevard multi-use path project from The Plaza to Grier Road to the General Capital Projects Fund.

Body
Staff Resource(s):
Liz Babson, Transportation
Keith Bryant, Transportation
Erin Pratt, Transportation

Explanation
* This project will construct a multi-use path along W.T. Harris Boulevard from The Plaza to Grier Road.
* The project aims to enhance safety and improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity along W.T. Harris Boulevard in Council District 4 by:
- Constructing 0.61 miles of multi-use path, and
- Connecting pedestrian facilities from the existing sidewalk at the W.T. Harris Boulevard and The Plaza intersection to the existing sidewalk on Grier Road.
* The budget for the W.T. Harris Boulevard multi-use path project from The Plaza to Grier Road is $2,048,000 and includes:
- $1,229,000 in Surface Transportation Block Grant funds from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), and
- $819,000 in local match funds from the Sidewalk and Pedestrian Safety Program.
* The W.T. Harris Boulevard multi-use path project from The Plaza to Grier Road will proceed to the design phase upon execution of the Municipal Agreement.
* Project construction is anticipated to begin in 2025.

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