Series 110 2009 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 110-198; Res. 89-09; Authorizing the City Manager to apply to the Missouri Department of Transportation for Surface Transportation Enhancement funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009
Council Bill No.
authorizing the City Manager to apply to the Missouri Department of Transportation
Transportation Enhancement funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
(ARRA) of 2009.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS
SECTION 1. The City Manager is authorized
to apply to the Missouri Department of
Transportation for Surface Transportation Enhancement funds under the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, for one of the following projects in FY 2009:
1. Providence Road (Route 163) Shoulder Bike Lanes: Stadium
Boulevard to Green Meadows
Road ($250,148.00). This project would include the resurfacing of the disintegrating shoulder
along both sides of Providence Road and add striped bike lanes. The current shoulder is
unmarked and is in such poor shape it is dangerous for bicyclists. Links two major bikeways:
Stadium and MU bikeways to future Providence South Bikeway (Green Meadows Road to Rock
2. MKT Connectors to Katy Lane, Katy Place, and Stadium Boulevard
cost: $224,874.00; Katy Lane - $155,000.00, Katy Place - $121,874.00, Stadium Boulevard -
$49,000.00). The MKT trail is the premier non-motorized connection to downtown. Enhancing
connections to the trail and making them safer is critical for bicycle transportation. The three
connectors are high priority for enhanced access to the MKT trail.
3. Stadium Boulevard Sidewalk/Pedway: College Avenue to Providence
Road north side
($403,913.00). This is a critical east-west link connecting the stimulus-funded bike lanes on
Stadium Boulevard that are east of College Avenue and west of Providence Road. Between
College Avenue and Providence Road, the auto lanes are narrow and traffic moves fast, negating
the possibility for bicycles sharing the outside vehicle lane. Up to $204,000.00 in GetAbout
funding is available to cover a portion of the needed bicycle facility. Additional funds are
needed to construct a safe bicycle facility for two-way bicycle traffic. In addition, due to the
of a sidewalk of any kind, this section or roadway is inaccessible to handicapped individuals and
difficult for general pedestrian traffic. The University of Missouri has expressed strong support
for this project because of extremely heavy pedestrian traffic during special events such as sports
games and concerts at the sports complex.
4. Intersection safety and accessibility enhancements at Stadium
Boulevard and Maryland
Avenue/Monk Drive/College Avenue/Ashland Road/Old 63 ($532,000.00; can be supplemented
by City capital funds for the Old 63 intersection improvement project). It is difficult and often
dangerous for pedestrians to cross Stadium Boulevard in the vicinity of MU. Major
improvements are taking place at the intersection of Providence Road and Stadium Boulevard to
address part of this problem. Moderate and even somewhat minor improvements at the
intersections of Stadium Boulevard and Maryland Avenue, Monk Drive, College Avenue,
Ashland Road and Old 63 can vastly improve the safety and ADA accessibility of the
5. Avenue of the Columns (Eighth Street) ($200,000.00). This
would include the streetscape
improvements (e.g. landscaping) on the west side of Eighth Street from Walnut Street to the new
City Hall addition at Broadway and Eighth Street.
ADOPTED this 20th day of April, 2009.