Section 106-270; Res. 102-05; Authorizing the City Manager to apply to the Missouri Department of Transportation for Surface Transportation Enhancement funds under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century


Council Bill No.          R 102-05          


A RESOLUTION

authorizing the City Manager to apply to the Missouri Department of Transportation for Surface Transportation Enhancement funds under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1. The City Manager is authorized to apply to the Missouri Department of Transportation for Surface Transportation Enhancement funds under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, for the following projects in FY 2005:

1.    Grindstone Park to Stephens Lake Park: Phase I ($570,000).  This project would provide connections from both Grindstone and Stephens Lake Park to the existing sidewalk that parallels Old Highway 63.  On the south end this would include sidewalk improvements as a trail user leaves Grindstone Nature Area; a new trail behind the MU Residential Life Facilities building and Weil Tire Store and a crossing under Stadium Boulevard bridge; and a new walkway or trail between Stadium Apartments and Stadium Boulevard that would lead up to the existing sidewalk on the west side of Old 63.  On the north end, from the Stephens Lake Park pedway, the trail would cross Hinkson Creek on the one lane iron bridge, follow Moon Valley Drive until it would cross at a proposed bridge connecting to the City owned land just northeast of the old US 63 bridge over Hinkson Creek. The trail would go under Old 63 and clover leaf up to the existing sidewalk along the west side of Old 63.  The clover leaf may require land acquisition between a residential driveway and the creek.
2.    Grindstone Park to Stephens Lake Park: Phase II ($200,000).  This project would improve the current 4-foot wide sidewalk along Old 63 to current pedway standards of up to 8-feet wide as conditions allow.  The Hinkson Creek Trail and the Old 63 sidewalk will be a concurrent facility from Stadium Boulevard almost all the way to Broadway.  The combination of these improvements and the connections discussed in Project 1 would complete the trail to high standards between Grindstone Nature Area and Stephens Lake Park.

3.    Intersection improvements: landscaping, pedestrians and bicycling at Stadium Boulevard/Old 63 ($150,000).

    ADOPTED this 16th day of May, 2005.