BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:
RESOLVED, that Contract C-20237 awarding a contract to LHB Engineers and Architects, Inc., for professional engineering services for a condition and rehabilitation study for Bridge No. 69812 at 27th Avenue West over BNSF Railroad be amended in the amount of $91,233 to implement the final design, construction plans and specifications for the reconstruction and widening of Bridge No. 69812, for a new total of $94,765. This increase is eligible for MSA funding and will be payable from the Permanent Improvement Fund 0411, Department/Agency 035, Object 5530, City Project No. 0496TR.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution adds design services to LHB’s existing contract for the reconstruction and widening of Bridge No. 69812 at 27th Avenue West over BNSF Railroad. During the study phase, the deck was determined to be in poor condition, requiring removal and replacement of the existing slab. In addition, the bridge will be widened during construction, allowing for additional lane and shoulder widths. When the bridge was originally constructed in 1966, WLSSD and the commercial businesses were not present at their current locations. This bridge provides the only access to this area. The widening will allow for safer access to the area, increased safety during construction and future maintenance operations and better emergency response.