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File #: 10-1316    Version: 1 Name: 2/7/11 Fuller/Maiden/EMC PSA with DLZ
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/7/2011 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/7/2011 Final action: 2/7/2011
Enactment date: 2/7/2011 Enactment #: R-11-038
Title: Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with DLZ Michigan, Inc. for Design Engineering Services for the Fuller Road/Maiden Lane/East Medical Center Drive Intersection Improvement Project ($460,139.05)
Attachments: 1. 2009 Roundabout Concept Study_Existing Conditions Plan.pdf, 2. 2009 Roundabout Concept Study_Roundabout Concept Plan.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with DLZ Michigan, Inc. for Design Engineering Services for the Fuller Road/Maiden Lane/East Medical Center Drive Intersection Improvement Project ($460,139.05)
Memorandum
Attached for your consideration please find a resolution seeking authorization to approve and execute a Professional Services Agreement (PSA) with DLZ Michigan, Inc. (DLZ) for the design engineering services in the amount of $460,139.05 for the Fuller Road/Maiden Lane/East Medical Center Drive Intersection Improvement Project.

The Fuller Road/Maiden Lane/East Medical Center Drive intersection is a major node and focal point in the City of Ann Arbor’s transportation system. The intersection lies along one the City’s primary access routes to and from downtown and also serves as an important junction between the University of Michigan (UM) Central, Medical and North Campuses, and the City’s Lowertown/Wall Street District. In addition, the proposed Fuller Road Station Intermodal Facility will be located adjacent to the intersection, and will serve as an essential transportation hub within the City of Ann Arbor.

The intersection currently operates at a poor Level of Service (LOS) and it is anticipated to further deteriorate with continued development in the area resulting in greater traffic demands. Attempts to rectify the known and expected deficiencies have resulted in several intersection evaluations over the past several years with various solutions presented.

In 2005, a schematic design concept for the intersection, which included adding exclusive right-turn lanes on the Fuller Road approaches and an eastbound to westbound crossover located east of the intersection. The goals of the recommendations were to improve the intersection LOS with minimal infrastructure improvements, and improve the environment for pedestrians crossing Fuller Road. This concept was considered an interim solution with minimal and short-term LOS impr...

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