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File #: 0538-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/24/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/19/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into agreements with the Ohio Department of Transportation for the reconstruction of I70/71 in Downtown Columbus; to authorize the expenditure of up to $2,218,258.00 for this project from an existing Auditor's Certificate; and to declare an emergency. ($2,218,258.00)
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Service to enter into agreements with and provide funding to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for the FRA-70/71-12.68/14.86 (Project 4R) project, PID 105523, which is the reconstruction of I70/71 in Downtown Columbus.

Lying within the City of Columbus, the aforementioned project encompasses: construction of Interstate 70 eastbound and Ramp C5 between 750' west of Souder Avenue and Front Street, including the widening and realignment of Interstate 71 northbound; construction of nine bridges within the interchanges and crossings over and under the freeway system; construction of retaining walls; rehabilitation of the trunk line storm sewers with drainage improvements; replacement of the freeway lighting systems; resurfacing and reconstruction of city streets; and intersection and traffic control upgrades. Construction of the project is slated to commence in spring 2020 and to conclude in summer 2023.

Ordinance 2593-2019 authorized the Director of Public Service to grant consent and propose cooperation with ODOT for the aforesaid project and noted that the encumbrance and expenditure of requisite funding would be authorized separately. To that end, Ordinance 2066-2019 authorized the appropriation of capital funds necessary to support the local share of construction and inspection costs, presently estimated to be $2,218,258.00.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
Auditor’s Certificate ACPO004553 has been established, pursuant to Ordinance 2066-2019, to facilitate payment to ODOT for the proportionate share of anticipated project costs attributable to the Department of Public Service.

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested to meet ODOT's schedule for construction to begin.

Title
To authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into agreements with the Ohio Department of Transportation for the reconstruction of I70/71 in Downtown Columbus; to authorize the expendi...

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