|Casey Brunke, P.E., City Engineer
Cape Girardeau City Council
A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an Agreement with Fronabarger Concreters, Inc., for Downtown Sidewalk Replacement and Lighting, in the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
This project consists of the replacement of existing sidewalks and street lights along a 900-foot section of Main Street located between Broadway and Independence in Downtown Cape Girardeau. Included is concrete sidewalk, decorative street lighting, electrical conduit and wiring, decorative pavement, storm sewer, cold milling, asphalt paving, landscaping, irrigation, street furniture and all appurtenances as indicated in the Project Plans and Specifications prepared by Horner & Shifrin, Inc. for the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
The City has designated a portion of the Transportation Trust Fund monies and the Casino Riverfront Development Funds to be used on the Downtown Sidewalk Replacement and Lighting project. The work has been designed by Horner and Shifrin, Inc., and the call for bids was publicly advertised. On December 13, 2016 three (3) bids were received; the high base bid was $1,348,192.76 and $1,214,100.80 was the low. In addition to the base bid, Add Alternate A bids for additional lights were received. Add Alternate A bids ranged from a high of $31,119.00 to a low of $24,792.50. All work will be done within existing right-of-way or easements.
The construction contract will be issued to the low base bidder, Fronabarger Concreters Inc., for a total of $1,243,680.80 which includes both the base bid and Add Alternate A. Funding from both the Transportation Trust Fund IV and Casino Riverfront Development Funds will be used for this project.
SUSTAINABILITY: ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACTS
The existing streetscape south of Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau does not meet ADA requirements and the existing street lighting is inadequate and failing. This project is the first phase of a multi-phased effort to transform the downtown riverfront area into a more appealing, pedestrian friendly (and ADA compliant) environment. It is believed the improvements will aid in attracting tourists, promoting downtown businesses, and perpetuating efforts to attract further investment and redevelopment in the riverfront area.
Staff recommends the Council pass and approve a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Fronabarger Concreters Inc., in the amount of $ 1,243,680.80 for the
Downtown Sidewalk Replacement and Lighting, Main Street: From Broadway to Independence.
Public meetings were held September 3, 2015 and November 19, 2015 to obtain public feedback regarding the sidewalk replacement and lighting improvements to the downtown area. A stakeholder meeting was held November 16, 2016 to present the construction details and the anticipated timelines to the merchants and building owners. A second stakeholder meeting is planned for January 2017. Presentations were also made to the public and to civic organizations prior to each election to continue the Transportation Trust Fund Sales Taxes.