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File #: 14-1188    Version: 1 Name: 9/2/14 - Nixon/Green/Dhu Varren Intersection Study
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/2/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/2/2014 Final action: 9/2/2014
Enactment date: 9/2/2014 Enactment #: R-14-305
Title: Resolution to Authorize Professional Services Agreements with OPUS International Consultants, Inc. for $58,724.36 for Nixon/Green/Dhu Varren Intersection Improvement Study
Attachments: 1. Intersection View.pdf
Title
Resolution to Authorize Professional Services Agreements with OPUS International Consultants, Inc. for $58,724.36 for Nixon/Green/Dhu Varren Intersection Improvement Study
Memorandum
Attached for your review and consideration for approval is a resolution authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with OPUS International Consultants, Inc. (OPUS), for $58,724.36 for the Nixon/Green/Dhu Varren Intersection Improvement Study.

On June 2, 2014, a request for proposal for Nixon/Green/Dhu Varren Intersection Improvement Study was issued (RFP-899), and proposals from three consultants were received on June 23, 2014. OPUS International Consultants, Inc. is recommended based on their professional qualifications, past involvement with similar projects, proposed work plan, and fee quotations.

The current City of Ann Arbor Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) includes project TR-SC-15-01, the Nixon and Dhu Varren Intersection Improvement Study. The FY15 capital budget includes $100,000.00 in funding for this project, funded by the Street Resurfacing Millage.

Lands in the north-west and south-west quadrants of the intersection are being proposed for development. Existing concerns regarding the current configuration and the impact of the proposed development support the need for an analysis of potential improvement options for the intersection. The goal of the study is to recommend a configuration that considers traffic flow, road user safety, accommodation of pedestrians and cyclists, accessibility for the disabled, construction cost, and impact on environmental areas. A variety of options will be considered to ensure that the most appropriate solution is selected at the completion of the study. Public meetings will be held as part of this process to present the alternatives and get feedback from the public.

The intersection of Dhu Varren Road, Green Road, and Nixon Road is currently an all-way stop-controlled offset-tee intersection. Dhu Varren Road is a...

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