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File #: 21-0831    Version: 1 Name: 6/7/21 State & Ellsworth Maintenance Agreement
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/7/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/7/2021 Final action: 6/7/2021
Enactment date: 6/7/2021 Enactment #: R-21-190
Title: Resolution to Approve a Maintenance and Cost Participation Agreement with the Washtenaw County Road Commission for the South State Street and West Ellsworth Road Intersection
Attachments: 1. MAINTENANCE AND COST PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT_State @ Ellsworth.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a Maintenance and Cost Participation Agreement with the Washtenaw County Road Commission for the South State Street and West Ellsworth Road Intersection
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval is a resolution to authorize an agreement with the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) for the maintenance and cost sharing for the South State Street and West Ellsworth Road intersection.

It has long been understood between the two agencies that the City of Ann Arbor has jurisdiction over the northern and eastern legs of this intersection, while WCRC has jurisdiction of the southern and western legs. However, there has never been a formal agreement between the two agencies regarding responsibility for the intersection itself. In 2013, the City and WCRC conducted a joint project to construct the roundabout that now exists and the intersection. The construction of this project added additional physical elements at the intersection (splitter islands, crosswalks, center island) for which there was no clearly defined maintenance responsibility.

The attached agreement spells out the responsible agency for each maintenance activity, which includes pavement, traffic control devices, mowing, pedestrian signals, and streetlights. The agreement also indicates the portion of the cost that each agency will bear for the necessary maintenance work.

Budget/Fiscal Impact: The cost of the maintenance activities outlined in this agreement is included within existing operating and maintenance budgets. Funding is anticipated to be available in future fiscal years, if so, approved by City Council.
Staff
Prepared by: Nicholas Hutchinson, P.E., City Engineer
Reviewed by: Craig Hupy, Public Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Tom Crawford, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, The existing roundabout at the intersection of South State Street and West Ellsworth Road was constructed in 2013;

Whereas, No formal agreement between t...

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