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File #: 19-1193    Version: 1 Name: 8/19/19 - Amtrak Construction Phase Agreement for the Allen Creek Railroad Berm Opening Project
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/19/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/19/2019 Final action: 8/19/2019
Enactment date: 8/19/2019 Enactment #: R-19-379
Title: Resolution to Approve a Construction Phase Agreement with the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) for $136,635.00 for the Allen Creek Railroad Berm Opening Project
Attachments: 1. site_plan_010419.pdf, 2. City of Ann Arbor CN Agmt_Allen Creek Project_Execution Copy.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a Construction Phase Agreement with the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) for $136,635.00 for the Allen Creek Railroad Berm Opening Project
Memorandum
Attached for your review and consideration for approval is a resolution authorizing a Construction Phase Agreement with the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) for $136,635.00 for the review of shop drawings for items in the railroad right-of-way, for inspection services of construction performed in the railroad right-of-way, and for removal and installation of railroad infrastructure (ties, track, ballast, etc.) during the railroad outage.

This project will lower the floodplain depth at the railroad berm near the mouth of Allen Creek in the vicinity of Depot Street and Main Street, just west of the Ann Arbor Amtrak Station. In addition, the project will install a large culvert beneath the railroad that will provide safe and legal access from the downtown area to the Border to Border Trail.

In November of 2018, Michigan State Police-Emergency Management Division (MSP-EM) notified the City Staff that the City has received a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant for the construction of the stormwater portion of the Allen Creek Berm Opening Project. The City has also been awarded a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant, and a MDOT STP Urban Grant to fund a portion of the non-motorized elements of the Allen Creek Berm Opening Project.

While MDOT owns the railroad tracks, Amtrak will be the primary approval agency. Prior to beginning construction in the railroad right-of-way, Amtrak requires the City to enter into a construction phase agreement and to remit payment to Amtrak in the amount of $136,635.00. This amount represents Amtrak's cost estimate for their participation in the construction phase of the Project, which shall be applied to Amtrak's cost...

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