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File #: 21-162    Version: 1
Type: New Business Status: Approved
File created: 3/24/2021 Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action: 4/6/2021
Title Search: Consider a Resolution of Support for the Tarrant County 2021 Transportation Bond Program and to submit City of Keller, Texas, projects for consideration to be included in said program.
Attachments: 1. 040621_Tarrant County Transportation Bond_Resolution, 2. 040621_Tarrant County Transportation Bond_Call for project, 3. 040621_Tarrant County Transportation Bond_TC Bond Map, 4. Item H-1 Presentation_County Transportation Bond

To:                     Mark R. Hafner, City Manager

From:                     Alonzo Liñán, Director of Public Works

Subject:                     

Title

Consider a Resolution of Support for the Tarrant County 2021 Transportation Bond Program and to submit City of Keller, Texas, projects for consideration to be included in said program.

Body

 

 

Background:                     

In late January 2021, Tarrant County issued a Call for Projects to all Mayors in the county (attached).  That letter invited all municipalities to submit qualifying projects for consideration in the fall 2021 bond program.  This county bond program is similar to the 2006 program where Keller was able to partner with the county for work on Rufe Snow Drive.  The 2021 program is a 50/50 partnership between the county and the city for transportation related projects that can be delivered in the next 5 years.

The county requires all submissions by April 16th and submissions need to be accompanied by a Resolution of Support by the governing body.  Staff has prepared a list of qualifying candidate projects, created conceptual layouts, developed construction cost estimates and coordinated submissions with neighboring cities.  Staff proposes the supporting resolution references the following projects.  A site map of the project locations is included for reference.

-Keller Only Projects

Mt. Gilead from US 377 to Bourland (~0.65 miles in length)
Convert a 2 lane, rural bar ditch to an urban 4 lane divided roadway with curb and gutter and sidewalks.  Estimated project cost of $18M

Bourland from Mt Gilead to Johnson (~1.0 miles in length)
Convert a 2 lane, rural bar ditch to an urban 3 lane roadway with curb & gutter and sidewalks (provision for bicycles to be determined).  Estimated project cost of $18M

Elm from Keller Parkway to Bear Creek Pkwy (~0.51 miles in length)
Convert a 2 lane, rural bar ditch to an urban 2 lane, curb & gutter with sidewalks.  Estimated project cost of $17M

Shady Grove from Keller Smithfield to Smithfield
Convert a 2 lane, rural bar ditch to an urban 3 lane, curb & gutter with sidewalks.  Estimated project cost of $10M



-Joint Project with Southlake
Pearson & 1709 intersection improvement
Construct Northbound and Southbound left turn lanes, reprogram the traffic signal, and improve pedestrian accommodations.  Additional right of way and utility relocation will be required.  Estimated project cost of $3M.  Southlake will be the lead agency on this project.

-Joint Project with North Richland Hills (~1.0 miles in length)
Shady Grove Road from Preston Lane to Clay Hibbins Road
Convert a 2 lane, rural bar ditch to an urban 2/3 lane, curb & gutter with sidewalks.  Estimated project cost of $6M.  North Richland Hills will be the lead agency on this project.

The four Keller projects are currently identified in the adopted CIP. The two joint projects of Pearson & 1709 intersection and Shady Grove Road from improvements.  If this project is selected by the county for inclusion in the 2021 program, Southlake and Keller have tentatively agreed to split the required 50% local share 25/75 between Keller and Southlake respectively.

Each project listed is currently identified in the adopted CIP except for the Pearson & 1709 intersection improvements.  If this project is selected by the county for inclusion in the 2021 program, Southlake and Keller have tentatively agreed to split the required 50% local share 25/75 between Keller and Southlake respectively

Once the resolution has been ratified, staff will individually submit these projects along with a cover Letter of Request from the Mayor by the April 16th deadline.

 

Financial Impact:

All proposed projects for the county partnership, except for the Pearson intersection, are already programmed and budgeted for in various years of the currently adopted CIP.

 

Citizen Input/Board Review:                     

Not Applicable

 

Legal Review:                       

The resolution has been reviewed by the City Attorney.

Alternatives:                     

City Council has the following alternatives:                       

Approve as submitted

Approve with changes

Denial

 

Council Action:                     

Staff recommends approval of the proposed resolution as presented.