US HWY 2 NON-MOTORIZED SHARED PATH
Design phase is underway.
The purpose of this project is to provide a shared-use path along US Highway 2 adjacent to the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. The sidewalk that currently ends at Cascade View Drive would be extended west approximately 1,200 feet to 179th Avenue SE. Extensive negotiations are anticipated with Snohomish County Fairgrounds whose facilities currently occupy the area needed for the path, as well as WSDOT.
City Staff applied for several grant programs to help fund this project, including the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Pedestrian and Bicycle Program and the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program.
In 2016, the City received notice of award from PSRC for $90,250 of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funds to partially fund the design phase. These grant funds were available to be obligated in 2020. In 2018, the City received notice of award from PSRC for $432,500 of FHWA funds to partially fund the construction phase. These grants funds will be available to be obligated in 2022.
In 2020, City staff worked with WSDOT to obligate the grant funds for the design phase. The City received FHWA fund authorization, effective June 4, 2020, with a federal share of $112,710 for preliminary engineering.
The total project cost is estimated to be $630,250.
Preliminary design concepts are underway. Stakeholder review and input to follow.
A design kickoff meeting is scheduled for early February. This meeting will include the design consultant, Toole Design, and staff from the City, WSDOT, and Snohomish County Fairgrounds. Preliminary site work and existing conditions review are also expected in February.
The Consultant Agreement between the City and Toole Design was authorized at the January 12th Council meeting. The scope of work includes topographic surveying, environmental analysis, geotechnical engineering, and civil engineering, in addition to permitting, public outreach, and stakeholder coordination to prepare complete engineering Plans, Specifications and Estimate (PS&E) for construction in 2022.
A Notice to Consultants for Civil Design and Environmental Services was published in the Daily Journal of Commerce and The Everett Herald on November 18th and 25th. Proposals were due by December 4th, 2020. The City evaluated the proposals and selected Toole Design to provide the design services for this project.
WSDOT has obligated the design funds to the City. In the upcoming months, engineering staff will be soliciting for professional design services to assist with this project.
|Authorized Project by City Council||January 24, 2017|
|Obligate Design Funds||June 2020|
|Advertise for Design RFQ||November 18, 2020|
|SOQ Proposals Due||December 4, 2020|
|Award Design Contract||January 12, 2021|
|Begin Design Phase||January 2021|
|Kickoff Meeting||February 2021|
|End Design Phase||December 2021|
|Obligate Construction Funds||Winter 2021|
|Advertise for Contractor Bids||Winter 2021|
|Begin Construction||Spring 2022|
|Construction Complete||Summer 2022|