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File #: 3065-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/31/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/6/2018
Title: To amend the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into agreements with Norfolk Southern Railway Company, CSX Transportation, and Genesee & Wyoming, Inc., and other railroad companies as needed, relative to the Traffic Signal Installation - Columbus Traffic Signal System (CTSS) Phase D project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $15,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund for this project; and to declare an emergency. ($15,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 3065-2018 Accounting Codes
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Service to enter into agreements with Norfolk Southern Railway Company, CSX Transportation, Genesee & Wyoming, Inc., and other railroad companies as needed, relative to the Traffic Signal Installation - Columbus Traffic Signal System (CTSS) Phase D project.
The aforementioned project will continue the migration of the existing central traffic signal control system to an open architecture utilizing the fiber-optic cable infrastructure installed in earlier phases of the CTSS project. The project limits include but are not limited to the northern half of Franklin County, with 110 miles of fiber-optic cable to be installed to connect approximately 265 traffic signals. In the course of effecting roadway improvements it is necessary to contract with any railroads involved to perform railroad right-of-way improvements. The scope of work for this project necessitates that the Department of Public Service contract with Norfolk Southern Railway Company, CSX Transportation, Genesee & Wyoming, Inc., and other railroad companies as needed, for work to be performed on or near their railroad facilities for this project. Work to be performed by the railroads includes review and approval of engineering plans, design plans, construction specifications, and drawings, and other documents necessary to the completion of the project in order to identify and mitigate potential conflicts between rail operations and public infrastructure in proximity to railway corridors.
The funding request for the aforementioned railroad right-of-way improvements work is based upon estimates from the railroads. The railroads will invoice the City for actual costs incurred in performing the improvements. The amount needed may exceed the amount requested in this ordinance. Additional legislation will be submitted by the Department of Public Service if funds needed to complete the relocations exceed the estimates.
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