Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1303    Version: 1 Name: Lake Cook Road Bike Path (Skokie Valley Bike Path to the Chicago Botanical Gardens): Phase I 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 Alfred Benesch and Company, Chicago, Illinois, for Phase I professional engineering services for non-motorized travel improvements along Lake Cook Road, between the Skokie Valley Bike Path and the Chicago Botanical Gardens entrance, at a maximum cost of $998,903, and appropriating $1,200,000 of 1/4% Sales Tax for Transportation funds.
Attachments: 1. 21-1303 Consultant Agreement, Lake Cook Rd Bike Path, 2. 21-1303 Vendor Disclosure, Benesch, 3. 21-1303 Location Map, Lake-Cook Road Bike Path
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Joint resolution authorizing an agreement with Alfred Benesch and Company, Chicago, Illinois, for Phase I professional engineering services for non-motorized travel improvements along Lake Cook Road, between the Skokie Valley Bike Path and the Chicago Botanical Gardens entrance, at a maximum cost of $998,903, and appropriating $1,200,000 of 1/4% Sales Tax for Transportation funds.

Staff Summary
* Lake Cook Road, between the Skokie Valley Bike Path and the Chicago Botanical Gardens entrance at Turnbull Woods Court (0.9 miles), will be evaluated for non-motorized improvements. This section of bike path is identified on the County's 2040 Non-Motorized Plan.
* Lake County selects professional engineering firms in accordance with the Local Government Professional Services Selection Act, 50 ILCS 510/1 et. seq.
* The Lake County Division of Transportation's (LCDOT) 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 11 professional firms, of which three were short-listed and presented to a consultant selection committee.
* This project is included in the Transportation Improvement Program and designated as Section 21-00265-02-BT.

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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 Lake Cook Road, between the Skokie Valley Bike Path and the Chicago Botanical Gardens entrance at Turnbull Woods Court, could be improved by adding non-motorized travel improvements; and

WHEREAS, Phase I professional engineering services are required for these improvements; and

WHEREAS, it is recommended that a consultant engineering firm be employed to provide these services; and

WHEREAS, Lake County, by and through its Division of Transportation,...

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