Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0703    Version: 1 Name: Skokie Valley Bike Path Bridge: Engineering and ROW Agreement and Appropriation
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/20/2020 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/9/2020
Title: Joint resolution authorizing an agreement with Cook County, Illinois, for the acquisition of necessary right-of-way in Lake County, by agreement or condemnation, and other associated right-of-way costs necessary to construct the Skokie Valley Bike Path Bridge over Lake Cook Road, at a maximum cost of $141,131, and appropriating $170,000 of County Bridge Tax funds.
Attachments: 1. 20-0703 Skokie Valley Bike Path Agreement draft, 2. 20-0703 Location Map, Skokie Valley Bike Path Bridge
Title
Joint resolution authorizing an agreement with Cook County, Illinois, for the acquisition of necessary right-of-way in Lake County, by agreement or condemnation, and other associated right-of-way costs necessary to construct the Skokie Valley Bike Path Bridge over Lake Cook Road, at a maximum cost of $141,131, and appropriating $170,000 of County Bridge Tax funds.

Staff Summary
* The Skokie Valley Bike Path Bridge will be constructed over Lake Cook Road and into Cook County.
* Lake County led the preliminary engineering study for the improvement.
* Cook County will be the lead agency for design engineering, land acquisition and construction phases of the improvement.
* Cook County will be acquiring and negotiating right-of-way and/or temporary easements in Lake County necessary to construct the bridge.
* Lake County's share of the right-of-way and other associated costs is estimated to be $141,131.
* The project was awarded federal Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funding which will cover up to 80 percent of construction costs.
* Lake County and Cook County will split the remaining share of construction.
* Before right-of-way acquisitions can proceed, an agreement with Cook County, and appropriation and condemnation authority, are necessary.

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R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS, the Skokie Valley Bike Path, from Illinois Route 176 (North Shore Bike Path) to Lake Cook Road, is a regional path, owned and maintained by the Lake County Division of Transportation; and

WHEREAS, Lake County previously led a preliminary engineering study to construct a bridge to carry the Skokie Valley Bike Path across Lake Cook Road and into Cook County; and

WHEREAS, Cook County is the lead agency for the design engineering, land acquisition, and construction phases of the improvement; and

WHEREAS, Cook County, by and through its Department of Transportation and Highways, has caused to be prepared final plans and right-of-way plats, said plats identifying right-...

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