Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

11/27/2018

Agenda Report # 56


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: J.R. Allen Parkway / US 80 Corridor Study

INITIATED BY: Planning Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into a contractual agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to accept Federal/State Transportation Planning Funds to conduct a study of the J.R. Allen Parkway / US 80 Corridor.

Background: The purpose of this study is to determine if an additional lane is needed in both directions and examine the interchanges to see if they warrant any improvements. J.R. Allen / US 80 is a major east - west corridor that averages 60,000 vehicle trips per day in some locations.

Analysis: The completion of this study will determine where improvements are needed and an estimated cost of the improvements.

Financial Considerations: Cost of the study is $200,000.00 ($160,000 - 80% Federal) and will be funded through the use of Federal/State Transportation Planning funds allocated to the Columbus-Phenix City Transportation Study (C-PCTS). These funds require a 20% match of $40,000.00 and is funded from the OLOST Infrastructure Roads account.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The study will determine future improvements to the J.R. Allen Parkway / US 80 corridor. Costs associated with this project will be determined at a later date.

Legal Considerations: The City Attorney has approved this action.

Recommendations/Actions: Approve the resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contractual agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation to accept the Federal/State Transportation Planning Funds to conduct a study on J.R. Allen Parkway / US 80.


A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT WITH THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONDUCT A TRANSPORTATION STUDY OF J.R. ALLEN PARKWAY / US 80 CORRIDOR.

WHEREAS, a study will be conducted to determine if an additional lane is needed in both directions and examine the interchanges to see if they warrant any improvements. J.R. Allen Parkway / US 80 is a major east - west corridor that averages 60,000 vehicle trips per day in some locations; and,

WHEREAS, the Georgia Department of Transportation has authorized Federal / State Transportation Planning funding for the J.R. Allen Parkway / US 80 Corridor Study in the amount of $160,000.00, which requires a local match of twenty (20%) percent; and,

WHEREAS, the local match of $40,000.00 will be funded from the OLOST Infrastructure Roads account.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into a contractual agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation to conduct a transportation study on the J.R. Allen Parkway / US 80 in the amount of $200,000.00 and will be funded through the use of Transportation Planning Funds ($160,000.00 - 80%), which requires a twenty percent (20%) match ($40,000.00). The 20% match has been identified in the OLOST Infrastructure Roads account.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2018, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor House voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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Lindsey Glisson, Deputy Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor