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File #: 15-20086    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/29/2023 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 5/22/2023 Final action: 5/22/2023
Title: Traffic Signal Installation and Maintenance


Traffic Signal Installation and Maintenance




Approve a contract in the amount of $2,420,725.00 to the lowest responsive bidder Whiting Construction Company, Inc. for traffic signal installation and maintenance.



Staff Resource(s):

Debbie Smith, Transportation

David Smith, Transportation

Tony Tagliaferri, Transportation



§                     The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) operates and maintains a transportation system that includes traffic signals and supporting infrastructure to manage traffic operations throughout the city.

§                     CDOT maintains traffic signals at over 900 intersections across the city.

§                     Charlotte’s population growth and new development increase the demand for new and modified traffic signals and infrastructure.

§                     This traffic signal contract will provide resources to install and maintain traffic signals and support infrastructure citywide.

§                     On March 3, 2023, the city issued an Invitation to Bid (ITB); one bid was received.

-                     NC General Statute Section 143-132 prohibits municipalities from awarding construction contracts over $500,000 without receiving at least three competitive bids from the initial advertisement of the contract.  The city may subsequently award the contract even if re-advertisements result in fewer than three competitive bids.

§                     On March 30, 2023, the ITB was re-issued; one bid was received.

§                     Whiting Construction Company, Inc. was selected as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder.


Charlotte Business INClusion

Established Combined MSBE Goal: 2.00%

Committed Combined MSBE Goal: 2.10%


Whiting Construction Co., Inc. exceeded the established subcontracting goal, and has committed 2.10% ($50,835) of the total contract amount to the following certified firms (Part B: Section 3 of the Charlotte Business INClusion Policy):

§                     M.H. Graves Construction Co. (SBE) ($50,835) (incidental concrete work and traffic signal installation)


Fiscal Note

Funding: General Capital Investment Plan