Agenda Report # 56
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.