Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1304    Version: 1 Name: Washington Street Bike Path (Sextant Drive to Almond Road): 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 BLA, Inc., Itasca, Illinois, for Phase I professional engineering services for non-motorized travel improvements along Washington Street, between Sextant Drive and Almond Road, at a maximum cost of $407,930, and appropriating $490,000 of 1/4% Sales Tax for Transportation funds.
Attachments: 1. 21-1304 Consultant Agreement, Washington St Bike Path, 2. 21-1304 Vendor Disclosure, BLA Wash BP, 3. 21-1304 Location Map, Washington St Bike Path
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Joint resolution authorizing an agreement with BLA, Inc., Itasca, Illinois, for Phase I professional engineering services for non-motorized travel improvements along Washington Street, between Sextant Drive and Almond Road, at a maximum cost of $407,930, and appropriating $490,000 of 1/4% Sales Tax for Transportation funds.

Staff Summary
* Washington Street, between Sextant Drive and Almond Road (1.6 miles), will be evaluated for non-motorized improvements. This section of bike path is identified on the County's 2040 Non-Motorized Plan and is also a priority gap in the bike path network.
* 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 eight 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 21-00110-15-BT.

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R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS, Washington Street, County Highway 45, is a designated route on the County highway system; and

WHEREAS, Lake County believes it would be beneficial to the safety and welfare of the traveling public if Washington Street, between Sextant Drive and Almond Road, 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, has selected a professio...

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