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File #: 21-2634    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/6/2021 In control: Town Council Meeting
On agenda: 10/25/2021 Final action:
Title: Request approval to utilize VDOT Transportation Alternative funds for Locust Street Trail Improvements, Park Street, NE sidewalk, and Freeman Store Bridge Construction
Attachments: 1. Locust St Trail Improvement_Section from Maple Ave MM Study, 2. Regulatory Requirements for Agenda Items Rev 100121

Subject:

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Request approval to utilize VDOT Transportation Alternative funds for Locust Street Trail Improvements, Park Street, NE sidewalk, and Freeman Store Bridge Construction

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EXPLANATION AND SUMMARY

 

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is requesting approval to proceed with the Transportation Alternative (TA) applications with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for the projects listed below.

Locust Street trail improvements were recommended in the Maple Avenue Multimodal Study (see attached page from the final report).  The improvements would extend from Center Street to the W&OD Trail.  Improvements include widening the existing path and addressing drainage issues in the area.  The existing path would be widened to an official 8-foot-wide shared-use path (SUP) which will provide space for both pedestrians and cyclists.  With any typical rain event, standing water accumulates on the existing path making it unusable for pedestrians and some cyclists, and this project would address this issue.

 

Both the Park Street NE sidewalk project and the Freeman Store Bridge projects are currently funded by TA funds but expire in October 2021.  DPW is reapplying to extend those funding deadlines and potentially gain additional funds required for the Freeman Store bridge project.  Construction for both projects should begin next year.

 

DPW applied for $766,439 for the Locust Street trail improvements, $155,772 for the Freeman Store bridge, and $0 for the Park Street, NE sidewalk (applying to extend the existing funding deadlines that expire in October 2021, the Town currently has enough funds for the project).

Strategic Plan Initiative: Vienna is an efficiently mobile community

 

Departmental Recommendation: Recommend Approval

 

Finance Recommendation:  Recommend approval

 

Purchasing Recommendation:  N/A

 

Town Attorney Recommendation:  The Town Council may approve the proposed construction projects in its discretion.

 

Town Manager's Recommendation:  I recommend the Town Council approve the utilization of VDOT Transportation Alternative funds for Locust Street Trail Improvements, Park Street, NE sidewalk, and Freeman Store Bridge Construction projects, as presented.

 

Cost and Financing:  N/A - asking for approval to proceed with Project

Account Number:  N/A

 Decision Needed by This date:  10/25/2021

 

PROPOSED/SUGGESTED MOTION

Recommended Action

“I move to approve to utilize VDOT Transportation Alternative funds for Locust Street Trail Improvements, Park Street, NE sidewalk, and Freeman Store Bridge Construction projects.”

 

Or

Other action deemed necessary by Council.