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File #: 0380-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/3/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 2/24/2020 Final action: 2/27/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into agreements with Norfolk Southern Railway Company, CSX Transportation, Genessee & Wyoming, Inc., and other railroad companies and subcontractors as needed, relative to the Signal Installation - Columbus Traffic Signal System Phase E project; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Service to enter into agreements with Norfolk Southern Railway Company, CSX Transportation, Genessee & Wyoming, Inc., and other railroad companies and subcontractors as needed, relative to the Signal Installation - Columbus Traffic Signal System Phase E project.
The aforementioned project encompasses the installation of new fiber optic cable infrastructure throughout Franklin County and southern Delaware County, including major corridors on South High Street, Hilliard-Rome Road, and New Albany Road, and the Polaris and Easton shopping areas, to facilitate the migration of the existing traffic signal system to a new central traffic signal system that uses an open infrastructure.
Ordinance 1473-2019 authorized the execution of a construction contract between the Department of Public Service and Gudenkauf Corporation for the Signal Installation - Columbus Traffic Signal System Phase E project along with the expenditure of up to $13,520,314.69 to provide for construction, construction administration and inspection services. A portion of the Signal Installation - Columbus Traffic Signal System Phase E project will involve construction that impacts railroad equipment or property. Railroad companies do not allow the City or a City contractor to perform construction work on the railroads. The work is performed by a company of the railroad's choosing and then billed by the railroad. For this project, funds to pay for railroad construction work were included in the Gudenkauf contract amount and Gudenkauf is to pay the railroads for the project construction work instead of the City paying the railroads. While the railroads will bill Gudenkauf for the work, the railroads will not execute agreements with Gudenkauf for the work, instead requiring the City to execute agreements for design and construction of railroad work related to the City's project. It is necessary for the Director of Public...

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