Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1302    Version: 1 Name: Non-Motorized Crossing Study: Consultant Agreement and Appropriation
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2021 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Joint resolution authorizing an agreement with BLA, Inc., Itasca, Illinois, for a non-motorized crossing study at various locations in Lake County, at a maximum cost of $66,067 and appropriating $80,000 of 1/4% Sales Tax for Transportation funds.
Attachments: 1. 21-1302 Consultant Agreement, Non-Motorized Crossing Study, 2. 21-1302 Vendor Disclosure, BLA Crossing Study, 3. 21-1302 Location Map, Non-Motorized Crossing Study
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Joint resolution authorizing an agreement with BLA, Inc., Itasca, Illinois, for a non-motorized crossing study at various locations in Lake County, at a maximum cost of $66,067 and appropriating $80,000 of 1/4% Sales Tax for Transportation funds.

Staff Summary
* The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has identified 12 uncontrolled, non-motorized facility crossings of multi-lane highways, and desires to perform a study to determine potential improvements to increase safety at these locations.
* Lake County selects professional engineering firms in accordance with the Local Government Professional Services Selection Act, 50 ILCS 510/1 et. seq.
* LCDOT's Consultant Selection Process has been approved by the Federal Highway Administration and the Illinois Department of Transportation, and the firm selected for this project was selected in accordance with this approved process.
* LCDOT received and evaluated Statements of Interest and Qualifications from eight professional firms, of which three were short-listed and presented to a consultant selection committee.
* This study is included in the Transportation Improvement Program and is designated as Section 21-00999-84-ES.

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R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS, Lake County believes it would be beneficial to the safety and welfare of the traveling public if a non-motorized crossing study was completed at various uncontrolled, non-motorized facility crossings of multi-lane highways in Lake County; and

WHEREAS, this non-motorized crossing study will examine the characteristics of the vehicle and non-motorized traffic and identify improvements to increase safety at these locations; and

WHEREAS, it is recommended that a consultant engineering firm be employed to complete this non-motorized crossing study; and

WHEREAS, Lake County, by and through its Division of Transportation, has selected a professional engineering services firm in accordance with the Local Government Professional Services Selec...

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