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File #: 17-0057    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/10/2017 In control: Work Session
On agenda: 1/24/2017 Final action:
Title: Presentation on Preliminary Design Options for the Columbia Avenue Widening Project
Sponsors: Engineering
Attachments: 1. Plan_view_24x36_1-16-17.pdf, 2. 2017-01-ColumbiaAve-sections_r6.pdf, 3. 2017-01-ColumbiaAve-landscaping_r1.pdf

DATE:                                                               January 18, 2017

 

TO:                                          Board of Mayor and Aldermen

 

FROM:                                          Eric Stuckey, City Administrator

                                          Paul Holzen, City Engineer

                                          Jonathan Marston, Assistant Director of Engineering

                                          William Banks, Staff Engineer                     

                                          

SUBJECT:                                          

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Presentation on Preliminary Design Options for the Columbia Avenue Widening Project

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Purpose

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide information to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) concerning the preliminary design options for the Columbia Avenue Widening Project.

 

Background

On May 17, 2016, City staff, along with the design team at Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc. (BWSC) hosted the first of three (3) public involvement meetings concerning the Columbia Avenue Widening Project.  The meeting was well attended and provided a significant amount of feedback from citizens about this project.

 

The design team used this feedback, along with additional data, to develop three (3) preliminary design options for the corridor.  These options include:

 

                     5-Lane Section with Two-Way Left Turn Lane and Traffic Signals

                     4-Lane Median Divided Section with Turn Lanes as Needed and Traffic Signals

                     4-Lane Median Divided Section with Roundabouts at Major Intersections

 

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, City staff and the BWSC team will present these preliminary design options at a second public meeting.  The meeting will be held at City Hall, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, with a formal presentation at 6:30 PM.  The additional feedback obtained from this meeting will help guide the final design chosen for the Columbia Avenue Widening Project.

 

Staff appreciates the opportunity to present this information to the BOMA.

 

Financial Impact

There is no direct financial impact at this time.

 

Recommendation

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There is no recommendation at this time.