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File #: 1968-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/2/2018 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 7/30/2018 Final action: 8/3/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into a contract with E and S Services, LLC for construction of the Olentangy Trail-Henderson Road Ramp Improvement project on the city’s north side; to authorize the transfer of $451,998.20 between projects within the Recreation and Parks Bond Fund; to amend 2018 Capital Improvements Budget; to authorize the expenditure of $451,998.20 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($451,998.20)
Attachments: 1. Olentangy Trail - Henderson Road Ramp
Explanation

This ordinance is to authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into a contract with E and S Services, LLC for construction of the Olentangy Trail-Henderson Road Ramp Improvement project on the city’s north side.

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with E and S Services, LLC for construction of safety improvements to the Olentangy Trail - Henderson Road Ramp. The Olentangy Trail is the busiest trail in Ohio. Recent trail counts show that the trail had over 1,000,000 uses in 2014. Several segments of the trail receive over 1,000 users per day. The Henderson Road Bridge was widened in 2005 to accommodate a new trail deck. However, the steep turning radius ramp from the bridge to the underpass beneath was not improved. This original ramp does not meet Recreation and Parks design standards, or federal AASHTO Trail standards. Numerous trail collisions, some serious, have occurred on this ramp, and it is regarded as one of the most unsafe segments of the entire trail. This project will construct a new ramp configuration which reduces the steep grade, widens the turning radius, and significantly increases sight distance for walkers and cyclists.

There was no quorum during the July Recreation and Parks Commission Meeting. Per the present Commissioners this ordinance was requested to be sent thru the legislation approval process in order to avoid a delay with this project. There is August recess for Commission and Council.

Bids were advertised through Vendor Services, in accordance with City Code Section 329, on and received by the Recreation and Parks Department on June 26, 2018.

Company Status Amount
Columbus Asphalt Paving Inc. (MAJ) $ 397,274.20
E and S Services, LLC (MAJ) $ 397,274.20

After reviewing the proposals that were submitted, it was determined that E and S Services, LLC was the lowest and most responsive bidder. (NOTE: C...

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