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File #: 1935-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/7/2017 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/24/2017 Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service, on behalf of the City of Columbus, to execute Highway Safety Program grant agreements with the Ohio Department of Transportation, accept and expend grant funds, and issue refunds if necessary after final accounting for approved projects; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) annually accepts applications to fund projects using Highway Safety Program funds. The Safety Program Committee has reviewed the applications submitted previously and has made decisions on funding projects. These grants require a minimum local match of 10%. The City is working with the following local partners to provide the required local match: Franklin County ($1,700,000.00), Easton ($2,300,000.00), and L Brands ($51,841.00).

This legislation will authorize the Director of Public Service to execute project agreements for approved projects, accept and expend grant funds, and issue refunds if necessary after final accounting is performed. Matching funds will be in the form of design contracts, right of way acquisition, and/ or construction contracts that will be submitted for Council's approval.

2. AWARDED PROJECTS
The Department of Public Service has received notification of grant awards for the following projects:

FRA-CR17 (Morse Road)-4.96 (201705D06-01) - Widen Morse Road to provide 3 lanes eastbound from I-270 to Stygler Road, and three lanes westbound from I-270 to the Water Plant Driveway located approximately 1,300 feet west of Stygler Road. Improve side street approaches to increase capacity at both I-270 ramp intersections. Modify existing signal operation at the intersection Morse Road and Appian Way. Install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Morse Road and Limited Parkway, which is immediately east of the Morse Road and Appian Way intersection. Add dual left turn lane movements to provide needed capacity on WB Morse Road at the Southbound 1-270 Ramps intersection and provide "protected-only" left turn signal phasing. Install a raised median at the driveways just west of Appian Way. Upgrade the overhead guide signs west of the interchange to clarify lane usage for accessing the 1-270 entrance ramps. Funding for this project has been approved - and capped - at $2...

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