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City Council Regular
Meeting Date: 04/16/2019  
Subject:    Consider Resolution No. 18-13(8) Approving Plans and Specifications for Coon Rapids Boulevard Improvements and Authorizing Solicitation of Bids
Submitted For: Mark Hansen From: Sarah Greene, Administrative Assistant II

Council is asked to approve the plans and specifications, and order the advertisement of bids for the County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 1 (Coon Rapids Boulevard) reconstruction project.
Anoka County, the City and its consultant, Kimley Horn & Associates, completed plans and specifications for the reconditioning of Coon Rapids Boulevard from Egret Boulevard to the East River Road split, and the reconstruction of traffic signal systems at Egret Boulevard and Avocet Street. A Joint Powers Agreement with Anoka County detailing the terms of cost sharing, right-of-way, construction activities, project oversight, and current and future maintenance of the infrastructure was presented on a prior agenda item.

This improvement project is being proposed in conjunction with the Port Riverwalk redevelopment to improve turning movements, site access, emergency response, and pedestrian safety. General improvements are shown on the attached layout and include: traffic signal reconstruction and associated geometric/lane reconfiguration at CSAH 1 and Avocet Street NW, major traffic signal system revisions at CSAH 1 and Egret Blvd NW, the addition of right-turn lanes on Egret Boulevard and on CSAH 1, shoulders, concrete curb and gutter, storm sewer with associated ponding, bituminous pavement rehabilitation, concrete sidewalks, bituminous trail, landscaping/streetscaping, and street lighting.

The bituminous trail on the south side of Coon Rapids Boulevard will be reconstructed as part of this project. New concrete sidewalks along the north and east sides of Coon Rapids Boulevard are also planned. Additional improvements include decorative street lighting and landscaping. Proposed project improvements are TIF eligible, and are planned for completion in conjunction with the Port Riverwalk redevelopment project without affecting the City's general fund.

If approved, solicitation of bids would occur in May. It is anticipated that Council would consider an award of contract on June 4, and construction would begin in mid June.
Staff recommends Council adopt Resolution No. 18-13(8) accepting plans and specifications for Coon Rapids Boulevard Reconstruction, and authorize the solicitation of bids.

The total project cost is estimated to be $4,895,469.80.

Anoka County's portion of the cost is estimated at $2,861,094.99. The total estimated cost to the City is $2,034,374.81. The City's share of these costs will be covered by pooled tax increment from several older tax increment districts. These costs are TIF eligible, and the funds have limited other uses. Sufficient funds exist to cover the project, and these expenditures will not affect the City's general fund. Anoka County plans to fund its share of the cost from State Aid funds.
Resolution No. 18-13(8)
Project Layout Sheet 1
Project Layout Sheet 2

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